our mission

Formed in 2005 as a project of Plan 2008, the Research & Resource Center for Campus Climate envisions a campus environment where the individual and collective are committed to welcoming, including, and engaging the experiences and perspectives of all. Through fostering dialogue, respect, critical thinking, personal growth, and social action, we believe in the power of awareness, the strength of understanding, and the potential of bridging cultures across difference. To that end, our mission is to facilitate, sustain and advance an organizational culture and climate that supports principles of social justice, equity, inclusion and community.

With the Campus Climate Council (CCC) and the Diversity Organizations Coalition (DOC) as steering committees for the office, Campus Climate’s mission is built upon four main pillars: Hate/Bias Response, Cross Cultural Training, Recognition & Community Building, Assessment & Research.