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Challenge 2

Creating a Welcoming Campus Climate


University Faculty/Staff survey

  • "The workplace climate in my department/unit is welcoming for employees from underrepresented groups"
  • "Acceptance of diversity in the workplace has improved on my campus in the past three years"
    See Faculty/Staff Survey Results - [ XLS ]


Penn State Pulse Student Surveys: Satisfaction; First Year Experience; and Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

  • #4 - “How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your sense of belonging at Penn State?”
  • #5 - “How satisfied are you with the overall quality of the safety and security at your campus?”
  • “To what degree is the Penn State community welcoming?”
  • “To what degree have you made progress toward getting to know others different from yourself
  • (i.e. race/ethnicity, sexual orientation)?”
  • #2 - “I feel as though I belong in the Penn State Community”
  • #6 - “The University Park climate is supportive of students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender”
    See Student Survey Results - [ XLS ]


National Survey of Student Engagement, Penn State results

  • #1E – “In your experience at your institution during the current school year, about how often have you . . . included diverse perspectives (different races, religions, genders, political beliefs, etc.) in class discussions or writing assignments?”
  • #1U – “In your experience at your institution during the current school year, about how often have you . . . had serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity than your own?”
  • #10C – “To what extent does your institution emphasize . . .encouraging contact among students from different economic, social, and racial or ethnic backgrounds?”
  • #11L – “To what extent has your experience at this institution contributed to your knowledge, skills, and personal development in . . . understanding people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds?”
    See NSSE Survey Results - [ XLS ]