Invitation from the President

President Thomas Curran

Invitation from the President

Rockhurst Students, Faculty and Staff,

For more than a year, we have been focused on working together to ensure that our campus is both welcoming and inclusive – a place where everyone feels at home. Where everyone feels safe and valued.

I encourage you to help us better understand our “campus climate” – a term we will use to describe the way our students, faculty and staff perceive their learning, living and working environment at RU.

We’ll be inviting all students, faculty and staff to help us with this initiative by taking part in a survey. The survey will measure attitudes, experiences, and behaviors that affect the personal development of our campus community. It will provide information about both positive and challenging aspects of our campus climate, and offers an opportunity for you to describe your personal experiences and offer suggestions for change.

This is our chance to make a positive, lasting difference in Rockhurst University’s future.

Results from the survey will better enable us to both develop programs and policies that will increase inclusivity in areas which are shown to be problematic, and enhance or replicate programs and policies in areas that are shown to be successfully meeting the needs of the community.

I hope that you will join me in supporting this important project and in continuing to be intentional about making inclusivity our Jesuit way of proceeding.

Thomas B. Curran, S.J.