Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.18
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date May 9, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

California State University, Sacramento
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:

A brief description of the campus climate assessment(s) :

The Office of Institutional Research administered the Campus Climate Survey for
Students in partnership with the Campus Educational Equity Committee (CEEC) to a random subset of undergraduate students. Survey efforts included gathering information about the campus climate at Sacramento State, particularly with respect to intergroup dialogue regarding issues of diversity. In the scope of this survey, campus climate refers to ''the formal and informal environment in which we learn, teach, work, and live in a post-secondary setting.'' This survey was administered to approximately 34% of the student population within each undergraduate class level. Subsequently, 8,885 students were selected (via email) to complete an online survey questionnaire in November of 2013. 1,534 of those students completed a survey for an overall response rate of 17%. This response rate differs from those obtained in 2003 and 2007 due to the fact that previous survey administrations were conducted in class.

Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:

A brief description of the student diversity and educational equity assessment(s):

Survey was conducted in fall of 2013. Results were presented to the Committee on Diversity and Equity who then made policy recommendations to the Executive Committee.

Results of the climate survey can be found here:


Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:

A brief description of the employee diversity and employment equity assessment(s):

In 2013-2014, the Office of Human Resources conducted a campus climate survey for all
employees. Respondents were classified as faculty, staff, and management personnel plan (MPP employees). In conjunction with IRT and the Office of Analytics and Institutional Effectiveness, we also prepared a report comparing the results from these different classifications in the following categories: Equal Opportunity/Diversity, Employee Relations, Work Climate, Employee Development, Relationships with
Management, Benefits Satisfaction, Intra-Department Communication, Job Satisfaction, and Work-Life Balance.

Results of the employee survey can be found here:


The Vice President for Human Resources, Christine Lovely, reviewed the survey results to determine if any policy recommendations needed to be made.

Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:

A brief description of the governance and public engagement assessment(s):

The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.