Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.27
Liaison Carolyn Shafer
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Pratt Institute
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Carolyn Shafer
Center for Sustainable Design Strategies
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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:

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Institutional Research, Human Resources, and Student Affairs administered Pratt’s first integrated Campus Climate Survey for all students, faculty, and staff in November 2019. The survey assessed six topical areas of importance: 1. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; 2. Belonging and Campus Culture; 3. Accessibility; 4. Title IX and Sexual Misconduct; 5. Safety; and 6. Bias, Discrimination and Harassment.

The 2019 Pratt Campus Climate Survey was completed by 1,452 community members and had a 19.6% total response rate. While the majority of survey respondents (45%) were full-time undergraduate students, 17% were full-time graduate students, 16% were full-time staff, 14% were part-time faculty and 4% were full-time faculty. The remaining 4% of respondents consisted of continuing education students, part-time students, and temporary and part-time staff. Out of the total respondents, 86% were affiliated with the Brooklyn campus, 12% with the Manhattan campus, and the remaining 2% with the Pfizer Building and other locations.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Progress Report

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:

2019 Pratt Campus Climate Survey Highlights:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) – Most respondents agreed they are treated with mutual respect, were confident that Pratt administration and policies advance DEI efforts, and felt like they are more knowledgeable of DEI topics as a result of their Pratt experiences. Underrepresented minority (URM) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) respondents were less positive on some DEI statements.
Belonging and Campus Culture – A large proportion of respondents felt like they belong and are valued on campus, and that the culture is generally welcoming but could be more inclusive of all community members. URM and LGBTQ+ respondents, and International students were slightly less positive on belonging and campus culture statements.
Accessibility – Overall respondents felt that Pratt is responsive to the needs of community members with disabilities, and most respondents with disabilities indicated their accessibility needs are met and they are provided with sufficient accommodations. Several respondents indicated that they wanted more information about on-campus resources and Pratt’s Accessibility Advisory Committee.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct – A majority of respondents were satisfied with Title IX policy and procedures, and felt that their complaints would be kept confidential and that they would be supported and protected from retaliation during an investigation. LGBTQ+ respondents were less positive on most Title IX statements.
Safety – Respondents were overwhelmingly positive about feeling safe on campus, and that Pratt Administration and Public Safety Officers were actively protecting students, faculty, and staff. LGBTQ+ respondents were less positive on Safety statements.
Bias, Discrimination, and Harassment – Most respondents felt that acts of harassment and discrimination would be taken seriously and acted upon by Pratt Administration. Asian, Black, and International students indicated that they were either likely to experience bias and discrimination, or were denied opportunities based on their identity.
While the overall results of the Campus Climate Survey were positive, the following groups indicated less satisfaction on several statements:

Asian Community Members
Black Community Members
Community Members with Disabilities
International Students
LGBTQ+ Community Members
To address these disparities, the DEI Council will incorporate more focused strategies to support these communities in the DEI Strategic Plan goals. For any questions about the Campus Climate Survey, please contact diversity@pratt.edu.

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:

Several emails were sent out about how to be involved with the assessments and the finding. The strategic plan was shared with all students and published on the website.

The assessment results are published on the main DEI website

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:

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