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Climate Survey FAQ

Indiana Tech’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion invites all students, staff, faculty and administrators to take part in a campus climate survey from Feb. 1 through Feb. 26.

This survey will give all members of the Warrior community an opportunity to share their voices and experiences related to diversity, inclusion and belonging in a confidential format. Data from the survey will help the university more fully understand the perceptions and experiences of students, faculty and staff, and identify additional initiatives that support Indiana Tech’s approach to diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Am I required to take this survey?

Your participation is voluntary. It has no bearing on your grades, status or employment. The purpose of this survey is to more fully understand the perceptions and experiences of students, faculty and staff, evaluate progress on climate issues and identify next steps for our university.

How long will this survey take to complete?

You will receive an email from our partner, Campus Climate Survey, LLC/Viewfinder. The email received from Viewfinder Campus Climate Surveys will contain a link to the survey that is unique to you.

What do I do if I haven’t received an email invitation to complete the survey?

The email is coming from our campus partner, Viewfinder. If you have not received your email, please check your spam folder. If the email is not in your spam folder, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at to report you have not received your email.

How long will it take to complete the survey?

The survey should take between 20 and 25 minutes to complete.

Do I have to complete the survey in one sitting?

You are able to start the survey, stop and resume at a later time, if necessary. Just make sure to complete the survey before it closes on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023.

Is the survey confidential?

Yes, it is confidential. Your identity will not be identifiable from the information collected from you. Individual data will not be reported, only aggregated data will be reported.

How does Viewfinder ensure anonymity and confidentiality for survey respondents?

Campus Climate Surveys, LLC, makes every attempt to ensure the anonymity and confidentiality of the data collected in the following ways:

  • Survey data is collected and maintained on a secure server.
  • No person except for employees of Campus Climate Surveys, LLC, will have access to the online account where data is collected and stored.
  • Collected data is only shared with designated employees from your institution as well as any outside consultants contracted by an institution.
  • No identifiers are attached to individual survey responses, therefore, the only way for an individual response to not be anonymous is if someone self-identifies (i.e. may be the only person of color in a specific department).
  • Survey participants may choose to answer some or all of the questions included in the survey.

To read more about Campus Climate Surveys, LLC and how we protect your information, visit

Who is administering the survey?

The Viewfinder® Campus Climate Survey was created by the owners of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Viewfinder Campus Climate Surveys are designed to help colleges and universities measure and assess both their strengths and weaknesses around diversity and inclusion efforts for students, faculty, staff and administrators. They provide insight into what shapes the experiences and perceptions of diverse individuals on campus to help institutions create an environment where everyone feels safe, welcome, valued and respected.

I need an accommodation or have experienced an accessibility barrier. Who should I contact?

All surveys were reviewed for accessibility, to ensure everyone has equal access to the survey content. If you anticipate or experience a disability-related barrier to using the survey tool, contact Indiana Tech Disability Services at For technical issues, contact Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity & Belonging Lisa Givan, at