2012 Finance & Business Diversity & Inclusion Survey

The working atmosphere in Finance and Business is getting more comfortable, according to the results of the 2012 Finance and Business Diversity and Inclusion Climate Survey, released recently by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Survey results indicate that acts of intolerance within work units have decreased, and management’s and supervisors’ commitment to diversity has increased. And although the climate is still perceived as least comfortable for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered people in F&B, it’s getting better. “We’re encouraged by these results, especially since they came during a uniquely challenging time at the University,” says Lydia Abdullah, director for diversity and inclusion, Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Business.

Despite improvements in many areas, there is still room for more. Employees reported observing acts of intolerance in the communities where they live, surrounding the University. It’s important for employees to know how to report incidents in the community, and this is just one issue that the Office of Diversity and Inclusion—as well as F&B leadership—is committed to addressing.

As part of the Strategic Plan’s Fostering Diversity Key Initiative, these surveys have been done periodically since 1998. The 2012 survey was administered by a third party, IntelliQ Research, to ensure confidentiality. More than 1,000 surveys were completed and evaluated.

For complete survey view the results (pdf).