What is Campus Climate?
Campus climate includes the “current attitudes, behaviors, standards and environment of faculty, staff, administrators and students, as well as university policies that influence the level of respect for individual needs, abilities and potential” (Rankin & Associates, 2017).
A healthy campus climate matters for all of us who interact at Saint Joseph’s University. For students, experiences with campus climate affect learning and developmental outcomes, persistence and long-term relationships with the institution. For faculty and staff, positive and inclusive working environments contribute to professional growth and satisfaction, retention and overall well-being.
The SJU community will thrive in a healthy environment free of discrimination, where respect and inclusion are valued and are the norm.