Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.39
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Colorado Boulder
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.88 / 1.00 Dyonne Bergeren
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Inclusion and Student Achievement
Office of Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement


Institution has engaged in a structured assessment process during the previous three years to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus. The structured diversity and equity assessment process addresses:

  • Campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes perceptions and behaviors of employees and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups;

  • Student outcomes related to diversity, equity, and success (e.g., graduation/success and retention rates for underrepresented groups); AND/OR

  • Employee outcomes related to diversity and equity (e.g., pay and retention rates for underrepresented groups).

The results of the assessment may be shared with the campus community and/or made publicly available.

An employee satisfaction or engagement survey is not sufficient to meet the campus climate or employee outcome criteria outlined above, but may contribute to the overall structured assessment. Employee satisfaction and engagement surveys are recognized in the Assessing Employee Satisfaction credit.


This credit applies to all institutions. 


An institution earns the maximum of 1 point available for this credit by engaging in a structured assessment process that addresses campus climate, student outcomes, and employee outcomes, and by publicly posting the results of the assessment. Partial points are available based on whether the assessment addresses campus climate, student outcomes, and/or employee outcomes, and whether the results are shared with the entire campus community and/or made publicly available, as outlined in the following table:

Assessment attribute

Points earned

Addresses campus climate


Addresses student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success


Addresses employee outcomes related to diversity and equity


Results are shared with the campus community


Results (or a summary of the results) are publicly posted


Total points earned →

Up to 1



Report on the most recent assessment(s) conducted or updated within the three years prior to the anticipated date of submission.  

Sampling and Data Standards

Diversity and equity may be assessed using representative samples.

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.