Message from Ahmad Dallal and Rosemary Kilkenny

January 24, 2021

Dear Members of the GU-Q Student Community: 

On January 25, GU-Q will launch its first Culturally Engaging Campus Environments climate survey. The survey will enable our campus leadership to gain a better understanding of students’ sense of belonging at Georgetown and perceptions related to the university’s approach and resources on issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and sexual misconduct. Your input and participation are vital in this 20-minute survey. 

The collected information will help inform how we can enhance and support meaningful programs and community systems to ensure an inclusive educational experience for all members of our community, in order for every student to flourish at GU-Q.

We will be asking about diversity and identity across various dimensions, including race, ethnicity, faith, ability, gender, and other characteristics. We want to hear from as many GU-Q students as possible — everyone’s participation ensures we gather the full range of perspectives that reflect the vast distribution of experiences in our campus environment for our students. The survey instrument affords respondents the opportunity to provide candid comments and feedback.

The survey will be open from January 25 to February 25, 2021, and a personalized link will be sent to you via email.

We encourage all students to take the survey and encourage their peers to follow suit. Participation is completely voluntary. Should one choose to participate, be assured that individual answers will not be reported, and the data will be kept confidential. Information will never be used to target individuals in any manner. 

Join us for a survey information session on Wednesday, January 27th at 4:00 pm to learn more. Connection details can be found in the January 24th student events newsletter.

Again, your feedback and participation are greatly appreciated. We hope you will join us in this important effort. Please visit the GU-Q cultural climate survey webpage for further information about the survey.

Sincerely,

Ahmad Dallal
Dean

Rosemary Kilkenny, JD (L’87)
Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer