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Culture Matters

At Ursinus, we take pride in our ability to build relationships across campus. 

By better understanding our workplace and campus culture, we can be more thoughtful about how Ursinus can invest in our people as our most important asset.

To achieve that, Ursinus faculty and staff participated in The Denison Culture Survey from Jan. 22 to Feb. 7 to help us work better together to understand the values and beliefs that may be driving our behaviors, particularly those that may inhibit employee satisfaction and engagement and may be negatively impacting our climate. The survey was open to all full-time and part-time faculty and staff provided via confidential link emailed to them by Denison on January 22. Frequently Asked Questions about the survey.

Why does culture matter?

It ultimately determines how well we embrace new ideas, carry forward our traditions, and allow for flexibility to address unexpected situations. Our culture impacts how individuals and working groups alike strive to meet and exceed expectations.

About the survey 

Our campus community is the key to our realizing our growth and long-term strategic vision. In order to achieve that, we need to ensure we have a well-defined and consistent campus culture.  

The Denison Culture Survey will help us work better together to understand the values and beliefs that may be driving our behaviors, particularly those that may inhibit employee satisfaction and engagement and may be negatively impacting our climate. We are seeking your participation to understand what these challenges are and why they exist, so that we can have discussions and put into place actionable plans to improve the areas we all think are the most important to our campus community.

Why should it matter to me?

The results of the survey may lead to better training and development opportunities, a more authentic and supportive performance management system, the opportunity for more open and candid dialogue among faculty, staff and administration, and other improvements that will make Ursinus a “workplace of choice.”