Racial and Intersectional Microaggressions (RIMA)

Summary Overview

The Racial & Intersectional Microaggressions online survey (RIMA) explored the experiences of BIPOC(Black, Indigenous and People of Color, to include individuals identifying as Asian/API, Latinx, and/or Multiracial), Persons with Disabilities (PWD), and LGBTQIA undergraduate and graduate students at UNM. Identified students received a link from rimasurvey@unm.edu asking them to participate in the survey beginning March 8th, 2021.

The RIMA survey was administered March 8th through April 12th, 2021.

About the RIMA survey:

The survey asked students to delineate uncomfortable spaces to allow us to design appropriate interventions to enhance UNM’s inclusive climate. Students were asked to answer open ended questions about their experiences. Sets of questions were customized to address BIPOC, PWD and LGBTQIA concerns. OIA created a stratified sample of students who are BIPOC and those who have accessed the LGBTQ-RC or ARC

Survey link was sent to over 5000+ participants
UNM IRB approved the project
An incentive of $10 was offered to the first 1000 participants in the online survey (including 500 at HSC)
Once the survey was complete and data had been analyzed, a UNM toolkit for interrupting microaggressions in various spaces on campus (e.g. in classrooms, labs, residence halls, etc) was developed and is being shared across campus.

For details on the RIMA Survey, please visit the Campus Climate website.