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Work Towards Inclusion – DEI Campus Climate Survey

2023 Results

Perceptions Matter

The Rutgers DEI Campus Climate Survey asked students, faculty, and staff about their perspectives on diversity, equity, and inclusion at the institution.

Specifically, it assessed: 1) perceptions of the inclusiveness of the university community overall, 2) perceptions of individual employment and/or academic experiences, 3) perceptions of whether experiences and interactions were shaped by social identity, and 4) perceptions of fair and equitable treatment.

A Shared Commitment to Assess Campus Climate

All Chancellor-led units made the administration of campus climate surveys for students, staff, and faculty a goal in their respective diversity plans. The results of the DEI Campus Climate Survey will enable us to assess whether our diversity, equity, and inclusion values are reflected in the daily experience of students, faculty, and staff to understand better the challenges of creating an environment that is respectful and inclusive for all.

Watch the video below to revisit why the university diversity leaders encouraged participation.

Still from "Another Campus Climate Webinar?"

Why take the DEI Campus Climate Survey?

Access the Primary Unit Reports

Next Steps: Additional Reports Available on June 26

In addition to asking questions about a Chancellor-led unit or the University Central Administration as a whole, survey respondents were asked to reflect specifically on their primary college/unit. Employees (faculty and staff) were asked to answer a subset of questions reflecting on conditions in their immediate work environment. Students were asked to answer questions reflecting on their primary college/department. 

Organizational unit reports

Administrative or academic units that had less than 100 respondents were grouped with other units to preserve anonymity.

Primary Reports

Chancellor-led Units and University Central Administration provide larger context for organizational units nested within.

Action Planning Guide 

Provides tools and a timeline for local engagement to improve campus climate.

Use of Findings

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Campus Climate Survey results underscore the importance of regularly collecting data to promote a shared understanding of the DEI campus climate.

The community’s perspectives, opinions, and experiences related to these topics will inform current and future decisions about supporting a diverse, inclusive, and vibrant campus and guiding actions within academic and administrative units to improve the DEI climate.

The results also provide a baseline understanding that enables us to measure change over time as we work to foster an inclusive campus environment that advances our university goal.