Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.19
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Colgate University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Pamela Gramlich
Sustainability Office Program Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Has the institution engaged in a structured assessment process during the previous three years to improve diversity, equity and inclusion on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the assessment process and the framework, scorecard(s) and/or tool(s) used:

(A) The student body at Colgate University peacefully conducted a demonstration in the Fall of 2014, calling for a more inclusive campus climate. Students and administrators authored a 21-point action plan called Colgate for All to guide Colgate's efforts in building a more diverse and inclusive community. Elements of the plan have been implemented over the last 3 years

(B) The Office of Institutional Planning and Research conducts campus-wide student surveys every year. This includes the Diverse Learning Environments Survey, which asks about the campus climate and practices, with an emphasis on diversity, as well as about student learning outcomes. In March 2015, Colgate also participated in the Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium’s Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey.


Does the assessment process address campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of faculty, staff, administrators and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success (e.g. graduation/success and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity (e.g. pay and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
Yes

A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs and initiatives:

(A) Updates and progress on Colgate for All can be accessed through this link:
http://www.colgate.edu/campus-life/diversity-and-inclusion/colgate-for-all

Colgate University has implemented new programs and policies according to the 21-point action plan that aims to make Colgate a more inclusive place for underrepresented groups.

(B) Survey descriptions and results of the HEDS Campus Climate Survey can be accessed at the web page of the Office of Institutional Planning and Research:
http://www.colgate.edu/offices-and-services/institutionalplanningandresearch

Survey results are released to senior administration and faculty governance committees to guide planning and decision making.


Are the results of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment shared with the campus community?:
Yes

A brief description of how the assessment results are shared with the campus community:

Progress reports on Colgate for All is posted online on the web page of the Office of Equity and Diversity. All university messages and correspondence regarding the action plan are also available online.

The Office of Institutional Planning and Research regularly releases the results of campus climate surveys, including the HEDS Survey, in their web page.


Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:
Yes

The diversity and equity assessment report or summary:
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The website URL where the report or summary is publicly posted:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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