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Following the establishment of the University of North Carolina (UNC) System Racial Equity Task Force in June, the UNC System has launched an online survey for members of the university community to share input on work performed by the task force.

Faculty, staff and students of the UNC System are invited to complete a questionnaire in an effort to inform the work of the UNC System’s Racial Equity Task Force, according to a student announcement sent out by East Carolina University’s Interim Chancellor Ron Mitchelson.

“The insights and experiences that faculty, staff and students share through the questionnaire will help drive the work of the task force and guide their recommendations to the UNC Board of Governors,” Mitchelson said in the announcement.

The objectives of the questionnaire are to understand how racial diversity, equity and inclusion are perceived on UNC System campuses, evaluate where the UNC System should prioritize efforts and to give all members of the UNC System a chance to be heard by the UNC System Racial Equity Task Force, according to the attached UNC System announcement.

Participants must be 18 years old to take the survey, according to the announcement. The announcement said the questionnaire will ask about your experiences and perceptions at your institution related to racial diversity, equity and inclusion and will take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

“All the information that you provide will be anonymous,” the UNC System announcement said. “Your name will not be associated with your responses. General results from the questionnaire will be shared with the UNC System Office to help inform efforts to foster positive campus climates at UNC institutions.”

The announcement said every precaution will be taken to secure responses to ensure confidentiality because, as with any study that involves collection of data, there is the possibility of breach of confidentiality of data.

The survey closes Sept. 30 and more information about future virtual town halls and other ways to share input can be found on the UNC System Racial Equity Task Force website.

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