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Statement of Confidentiality

No one will be able to identify or connect answers with an individual person. The survey is designed to collect information around broad categories but will not include details that could identify a particular person. Only group data will be reported. If you enter the prize drawings, your name will be separated from the survey you completed.

Although responses to each question will be seen by members of the Climate Survey team, no one will be able to connect an individual to their responses. Results presented to the university community will be as group data, prepared in easy-to-understand formats that can be uploaded to the university website or shared in meetings.

In the event of any publication or presentation resulting from the climate survey data, no personally identifiable information will be shared. Data for groups less than 10 individuals will not be reported. Responses will be combined to eliminate any potential for demographic information to be identified. Upon submission, all comments from participants will be separated from personal identifiers. Thus, participant comments will not be attributable to their author nor to any demographic characteristics.

For more information or if you have questions about the climate survey project please contact:

Melissa Bonstead-Bruns, Chair, Department of Sociology
(715) 836-2720

Teresa O'Halloran, Director, Office of Affirmative Action
(715) 836-2387

Questions concerning the rights of research participants should be directed to:

Dr. Michael Axelrod, Chair, Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
(715) 836-2373