Five Working Groups on Campus Climate and Culture
The Five Working Groups on Campus Culture and Climate consisted of 126 concerned WSU community members (students, faculty and staff from each of our campuses) who were appointed by President Kirk Schulz and Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales with a general charge to build a more welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment at Washington State University.
The Five Working Groups met for the better part of two years. They engaged in frank, difficult, and challenging conversations; reviewed data, programs and initiatives; responded to immediate community concerns; and monitored and acknowledged campus community initiatives that also addressed issues of diversity, equity, and campus climate.
Their final report and recommendations were submitted in September 2020. It is important to convey that the report and recommendations represent a step forward, not a journey completed. It is our hope that this work, and the work of many in the WSU community, has created the momentum needed to take the next step forward.
Policy review, training, campus resources, among areas of focus
Suggested Readings or Resources
- Five Working Groups Final Report and Recommendations (Sept. 2020)
- Five Working Groups 2018-19 Annual Summary
- Step Up and Lead for Equity: What Higher Education Can Do to Reverse Our Deepening Divides
- Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence: A Campus Guide for Self-Study and Planning
- WSU's 2014 Commission on Campus Climate: final report
Submitted by Working Groups
September 14, 2020: Final Report and Recommendations
January 16, 2020: Five Working Groups Meeting Minutes
December 12, 2019: Cultural & Resource Centers Working Group Meeting Minutes
November 7, 2019: Five Working Group Meeting Minutes
October 24, 2019: Diverse Faculty & Staff Meeting Minutes
August 5, 2019: Five Working Groups Meeting Minutes
July 25, 2019: Executive Policy 15 Meeting Minutes
July 24, 2019: Gender Inclusive and Trans* Support Meeting Minutes
July 18, 2019: Five Working Groups Session Recap
Additional Chair/co-chair and subcommittee meeting minutes and resources are available on each workgroup webpage.