Racial Climate Surveys

As part of Colorado College’s membership in the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance and commitment to create a more fair and justice-oriented place to learn, live, and work, the college will conduct three racial climate surveys — one each for students, staff, and faculty — to assess the extent to which race matters on campus, as well as the current level of equity at CC.

Student Survey

Conducted: Fall 2021

Results: June 2022

Staff Survey

Conducted: Spring 2022

Results: November 2022

Faculty Survey

To be conducted: Spring 2023

Results: TBD

Faculty Survey

Will be conducted in Spring 2023.

Student Survey

The NACCC survey for students was conducted in Fall 2021. Nearly 1,000 students participated in the survey, representing 41.5% of the student body. USC’s Race and Equity Center is analyzing the results and will provide recommendations in June 2022. Colorado College also will receive the anonymous data to conduct our own analysis. All analyses and results will be shared with the CC community.

This survey provides data about undergraduate students’ appraisals of institutional commitment to equity and inclusion, the extent to which they interact meaningfully with diverse others, where and what they learn about race, their feelings of readiness for citizenship in a racially diverse democracy, and other important topics. The NACCC includes the following six content areas: mattering and affirmation, cross-racial engagement, encounters with racial stress, racial learning and literacy, appraisals of institutional commitment, and impact of external environments.

Staff Survey

The National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates survey for staff was conducted March 29-April 26.

The NACCC is a national quantitative survey on campus racial climate created by the USC Race and Equity Center. The NACCC includes the following six content areas essential to understanding racial climate on campus, plus demographic information: workplace mattering (the extent to which staff feel they matter in the workplace), racial learning and literacy, encounters with racial stress, workplace equity, appraisals of institutional commitment, and impact of external environments.

USC’s Race and Equity Center will analyze the results and provide practical recommendations in November 2022 to make CC’s campus more inclusive. Colorado College also will receive the anonymous data to conduct our own analysis. All analyses and results will be shared with the CC community.

CC will use the results to inform the Antiracism Implementation Plan, including new initiatives. These overall results will help create better understanding of the actual experiences of staff on campus. 

Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance

LACRELA is a consortium of nearly 70 liberal arts colleges that meet monthly to discuss strategies for advancing racial equity and inclusion in higher education. The monthly sessions are led by leading experts in the field under the direction of USC’s Race and Equity Center, which is led by Dr. Shaun Harper, who gave a lecture at CC titled “Antiracism 101.”

Resources

Responding to statements on race and the racial climate on campus may cause any number of feelings, and may be uncomfortable for some. For support, the diversity, equity, and inclusion teamButler CenterCounseling CenterWellness Resource Center; and Spiritual Life are available.

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