2018 HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey
The HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey asks students, faculty, staff, and administrators about their:
- perceptions of their institution’s climate,
- perceptions of how their institution supports diversity and equity, and
- experiences with discrimination and harassment at their institution.
Institutions can use information from this survey to develop a better understanding of the extent to which their campus climate supports diversity and equity, and to inform and improve support, policies, and practices at their institution related to diversity and equity, including those to prevent or respond to discrimination and harassment.
The survey is designed to be administered to everyone in the campus community – faculty, staff, administrators, and students. The survey is designed for people who spend a significant amount of time on campus, not people who work remotely or students who take their courses strictly online. The survey usually takes less than 15 minutes to complete, and participants’ responses are anonymous.
You can administer the HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey for any 3–6 week period between February 1 and April 30. If you want to launch your survey in February, please register at least one week before the start date of your survey. If you want to launch the survey between March 1 and April 30, please register at least three weeks prior to the date on which you plan to begin administering the survey.
Prior to administering the survey on your campus, we ask that you submit your plans for this survey, including your process for maintaining anonymity and restricting access to the data file, to your institution’s institutional review board (IRB). Please note, only students who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to participate in the survey.
All institutions will receive a report with comparative data as well as an SPSS and/or Microsoft Excel file with your participants’ responses. We will review open-ended text responses and remove individuals’ names if respondents identify people by name. We will add values/labels to SPSS files.
Institutions in HEDS will also receive additional unmasked, comparative data for participating HEDS institutions.
The base cost of the survey is $500 for institutions in HEDS and $1,800 for institutions not in HEDS. There are some custom options for additional fees.