Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Jessica Bast
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2022

STARS v2.2

North Carolina State University
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jessica Bast
Sustainability Program Coordinator
University 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:

The 2019 Campus Climate Survey launched on September 25, 2019 via email invitation to all NC State undergraduate and graduate students. NC State conducts a campus climate survey every five years as we continuously seek to develop and improve a positive, welcoming culture.

The 2019 Campus Climate Survey covered topics such as satisfaction with various aspects of being an NC State student, interactions with others on campus, participation in multicultural activities and perceptions about the role of higher education.

Even further, the survey asked participants to “reflect on experiences that have shaped their attitudes about diversity, and for their perceptions of how supportive the campus environment is for diversity in general and for traditionally underrepresented groups in particular."


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?:
Yes

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

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

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

NC State conducts a campus climate survey every five years as we continuously seek to develop and improve a positive, welcoming culture.

The 2019 Campus Climate Survey covered topics such as satisfaction with various aspects of being an NC State student, interactions with others on campus, participation in multicultural activities and perceptions about the role of higher education.

Some of the results from the assessment include, but are not limited to: 43.9% of UG students and 43.1% of graduate students would rate their overall experience at NC State as "Excellent;" 46% of UG students and 37.6% of graduate students say that they are "Always" proud to be a member of the NC State community; 78.7% of graduate students and 65% of UG students think it is "Very Important" that NC State holds diversity as one of its essential values.


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:

Results of the Campus Climate Survey are made available to the public online, dating back to 2004: https://diversity.ncsu.edu/campus-climate-survey/


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 (upload):
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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:
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