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Campus Climate Survey

As a result of the 2018 campus climate study, Canisius College developed and implemented its first racial equity strategic plan.  The college has been taking steps to cultivate a thriving academic community, one where each individual feels welcome and able to contribute their full selves to the work and study that takes place here.

To that end, part of our racial equity strategic plan is to continue to learn how the campus community sees itself and what goals might be formed to help us to continue to become more inclusive.

We are hoping that you will participate in the 2023 Campus Climate Survey and provide us with your feedback.  The survey itself should take five minutes.  It is completely anonymous and we will only be using a summary of responses in the survey-based reports.

The survey can be accessed at and it will be open until April 2, 2023.

We appreciate your assistance with this effort.

Submitted by: Harold Fields, EdD, vice president, student affairs; Sara Morris, PhD, vice president, academic affairs

Clothing Swap

As part of Earth Week 2023, the Sustainability Committee and Phi Sigma Sigma are hosting a clothing swap on April 20 , from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Science Hall Commons.

Please help us by donating your gently used clothing to the swap.  Donations will be taken this week, March 27 – March 31,  from 12:00 -3:00 p.m., outside the library.  Time to do some spring cleaning and recycle your clothing at the same time!

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, Director, The New Buffalo Institute

Cookie Sale

After selling out the first week, Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Honor Society, is continuing its cookie sale all this week,  March 27-31, in the Andrew Bouwhuis Library. Cookies are $2 each and all proceeds benefit the Lt. Aaron Salter Memorial Scholarship Fund. You may also make a donation to the scholarship fund by stopping by.

Lt. Aaron Salter was a hero. He served 30 years in the Buffalo Police Department before retiring in 2018. He continued to protect the community as a security guard at the Tops Market on Jefferson Avenue. Lt. Salter was one of 10 people killed in the mass shooting in May. He was awarded a degree in communication studies, posthumously, at the 2022 commencement ceremony.

Students in Lambda Pi Eta chose to honor Lt. Salter by raising money to donate to the scholarship fund in his name. Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors from financially disadvantaged families to help ensure that they succeed as matriculated college students.

Submitted by: Barbara Irwin, PhD, professor, Communication Department