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UW System Campus Climate Survey

Diverse Learning Environments (DLE)
Spring 2021

In Spring 2021, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will be participating in a Campus Climate Survey, as part of University of Wisconsin system-wide initiative to learn more about student experiences on our campus. This survey, which is administered by Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA, is known as the Diverse Learning Environments (DLE) survey. The DLE collects information about the experiences of undergraduate students from approximately 30 colleges and universities in the U.S. each year. HERI is a national organization that has conducted research on the undergraduate experience since 1989.

In this survey, respondents are asked to share their perceptions about UW-Whitewater related to academic work, interactions with faculty and peers, participation in campus activities, perceptions of the climate on campus, and use of campus services. The survey takes between 20 – 25 minutes to complete.

All undergraduate students enrolled at both main and branch campus locations as of the 10 th day of the Spring 2021 semester will receive an invitation from HERI to participate in this important survey. Students will be sent individualized links to the survey starting on 1 March 2021. The survey will be open between 1 March and 1 April 2021. 

  • Participation in the survey is completely voluntary. All information collected in the survey will be treated confidentially, and data collected will only be reported in the aggregate – i.e. no individual level data will ever be disclosed.
  • For more information on your rights as a survey respondent, please review the Informed Consent Disclosure.

In order to encourage participation in this important survey, UW-Whitewater is providing incentives for participation. All respondents will be entered in a random drawing for 120 $25 Amazon gift cards. In addition, one lucky respondent will be chosen to receive a free academic-year parking pass to either UW Rock or UW Whitewater Campuses.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact the Office of Institutional Research and Planning at 262-472-5671 or


Institutional Research and Planning
450 Heide Hall
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
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Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-5671