What is

                Campus Climate?

It is a measure (real or perceived) of the campus environment as it relates to interpersonal, academic and professional interactions.

This includes events, messages, symbols, core beliefs, feelings, attitudes and so much more, which make ISU a welcoming environment (or not) for everyone.

All of these things can range from subtle to cumulative to dramatic, and can influence whether an individual or collective feels safe, listened to, valued and treated fairly.

 
Anyone encountering a situation that requires immediate police assistance, medical or other emergency services should call the Iowa State University Police Department (ISUPD) at 515-294-4428 or 911.

You Create Our Campus Climate!

Iowa State University's Strategic Plan was produced through the efforts of students, faculty, and staff during the 2015-16 academic year.  Over 100 people served on the plan's steering committee and five sub-committees to develop drafts of the plan.  Hundreds of community members provided input on those drafts through online feedback and in multiple community forums on campus and in the Ames community.

Those efforts resulted in the adoption of four strategic goals for our community.  The importance of a positive campus climate is stated throughout the strategic plan, but is central to Goal 4, which is:

Continue to enhance and cultivate the ISU Experience where faculty, staff, students, and visitors are safe and feel welcomed, supported, included, and valued by the university and each other.

Just as the development of the university's strategic plan was a community effort, so is the realization of our shared goals. Thank you for your contribution.