Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.56
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colgate University
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
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?:

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

(A) Colgate's DEI plan was approved in 2019 as a critical component to the university's overarching strategic plan (Third-Century Plan). As part of this process, dozens of seminars, forums, campus surveys, and committee conversations took place campus-wide to engage campus stakeholders. The final DEI plan can be accessed online:

(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 February 2019, Colgate participated in the Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium's Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey for the second time.

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

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:

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:

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:

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?:

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?:

The diversity and equity assessment report or summary (upload):

Website URL where the diversity and equity assessment report or summary is publicly posted:
Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity assessment efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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