Unlearning Gender Community Conversation
Dear Evergreen Community,
As we strive to cultivate a campus culture that fosters a positive learning and working environment for students, faculty, and staff, consider the following results from our campus climate assessment:
- Students, faculty, and staff perceive Evergreen as a queer-positive and trans-positive campus community. On average, these perceptions are significantly higher than any other quality we surveyed (such as not racist, not sexist, respectful, and more, p9, Table 11).
- Even so, our trans students express the strongest desire for more programs and resources directed at diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our trans students also express the greatest doubt that Evergreen is committed to the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion (p16, Table 22).
- Less than 20% of our cisgender women faculty are satisfied or very satisfied with the overall Evergreen campus climate (p8, Table 9). When asked if they have the same opportunities for professional success as their colleagues, only 37.5% of cisgender women faculty agree (compared to 70.7% of cisgendermale faculty, p17, Table 23)
- Our staff perceptions of equitable workload, processes, and support are mostly consistent across gender, gender-identity, and sexual orientation (p27, Table 41).
How may we make our campus more welcoming for our gender-diverse and gender-expansive students, faculty, and staff? Explore these questions and more during a brown bag workshop and community conversation with Hannah Simonetti, Director of Campus Climate & Belonging, and Amira Caluya, Trans & Queer Initiatives Coordinator.