Creating a More Welcoming Ferris
You should feel respected and safe while at Ferris State University. The Campus Climate Team (CCT) strives to make that a reality. The CCT collaborates with individuals and groups to create a more welcoming environment for every member of the communities that call Ferris home. Through assessment, analysis, understanding, and education, the CCT serves to continuously improve our campus climate as well as to address incidents of bias (explicit or implicit), harassment, or discrimination.
The Campus Climate Team wants to remind all students, faculty, and staff that there are resources available to you during times of distress. You are not alone. We want to help connect you with relevant and helpful campus resources as you need them. We have listed several personal and organizational resources for you below.
- Personal Counseling Personal Counseling Center (Ferris Big Rapids Campus)
- Ulliance (Ferris Employee Assistance program)
- KCAD Counseling Center
- Office of Multicultural Student Services
- Center for [email protected] Studies
- LGBTQ+ Resource Center
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)
This resource includes over 150 brief, self-paced, online, effective, interactive sessions. Visit TAO
Report an Incident
If you experience an incident of bias, harassment, or discrimination, we're here to help. Use the Incident Report Form to tell us about your experience. Your personal information is not required if you wish to make an anonymous report. After submitting your report, the CCT will begin an investigation.
Please note that reports and/or statements/allegations made within them may be shared with members of the Campus Climate Team to help the Team ensure that the incident is appropriately referred and/or addressed. The University is required to report certain alleged criminal activity to law enforcement. Incidents of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, will be reported to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.
if you are a student and you would like to speak to someone confidentially about this experience, you can contact the Personal Counseling Center at (231) 591-5968 or [email protected]. Ferris employees may access the Employee Assistance Provider, Ulliance (1-800-448-8326).
If you have interest in helping the CCT with this important work or if you have any questions, please contact the committee chairs, Associate Vice President of Human Resources Fredericka Hayes or Director of Equal Opportunity Kylie Piette.