Your Voice Counts

**The deadline to take the Campus Climate Survey has been extended to March 1. If you haven’t taken the survey, please do so and make your voice count!**

Your Voice Counts!  


Be part of the largest campus climate survey ever conducted in American higher education. All UC Merced students, faculty and staff have an opportunity to participate in the UC’s Campus Climate survey.

All 10 UC campuses are participating in this systemwide survey, as well as UCOP, five medical centers, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, and Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Those who have not completed the survey will receive a personalized link to the survey via UC Merced email on Friday, Feb. 22. Use the link to access the survey, which takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

The information you provide regarding your experiences with inclusion at UC Merced will help the campus make improvements and maintain a welcoming environment for everyone.

>>>>> Link to the Systemwide UC Campus Climate Survey page <<<<<


UC Merced Campus Climate Survey Participation Rates (As of February 19):

Overall campus participation rate: 26.3 percent. Minimum goal is 30 percent in each category.

Staff (nonrepresented)


Graduate students   

Staff (represented)             

Undergraduate students             

57.3 percent

43.2 percent

43.1 percent

28.3 percent

20.4 percent

Other categories rates (As of February 12):


Faculty administrators          


Associate professors                       

Assistant professors                        


Senior Management Group            

55.6 percent

46.2 percent

17.4 percent

20.5 percent

13.7 percent

57.1 percent

Management and                     

Senior Professional group           

57.8 percent

Professional Support Staff            

40.2 percent


Survey will take 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
Only UC system current faculty, staff and students will be able to participate in the survey.
Responses will be confidential.
Paper copies in English and Spanish are available by emailing or
Respondents can start/stop/re-enter the survey at their convenience using their personalized link.



The goal of the survey is to collect data related to institutional climate, inclusion and work-life balance.
The results will help the University to better assess the learning, living and working environments – or campus climate -- for students, faculty and staff.
The survey will help campuses develop or enhance policies and programs to foster a more welcoming, inclusive and healthy campus climate.



To encourage broad participation, incentive prizes are being offered to those who complete the survey:
Systemwide prizes:
One $10,000 undergraduate scholarship 
Two $5,000 graduate (academic or professional) stipends
Two $5,000 faculty research grants
Five $2,000 staff professional development grants
Two iPads for each location

At UC Merced:

Five Apple iPad minis 
Ten $50 Campus Bookstore gift certificates