Office of Inclusive Excellence and Sustainability

Campus Climate Study 2022

Following the 2014 Diversity Mapping Project, California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) first conducted the Campus Climate Study in 2015-16. CSUMB conducted the study again in 2022 to better understand how students, faculty, and staff experience diversity and inclusion on campus. 

The objectives of the Campus Climate Study were to: 

  • Better understand personal experiences and perceptions of campus climate from the  perspective of students, faculty, and staff for a more complete understanding of the  climate for diversity on campus; 
  • Identify and explore the experiences and challenges faced by students, faculty, and staff,  especially people from systemically marginalized populations; 
  • Identify strategies to reduce challenges that disproportionately affect students, faculty,  and staff from systemically marginalized populations.


The Campus Climate Study included an online survey and focus groups with students, staff, and faculty at CSUMB. The online survey, conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, included a student-focused Diverse Learning Environments Survey (DLE), Staff Climate Survey (SCS), and HERI Faculty Survey survey (FAC). Senior administrators at CSUMB and higher education researchers will use the results from this study to improve the student, staff, and faculty experience. 

Student Infographic          Faculty & Staff Infographic        Campus Climate Study Results        CCS Results Recording    

CSUMB Student, Staff, and Faculty full analyses available upon request. 

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Most students are having a positive experience, but certain students experienced discrimination, don’t feel a sense of belonging:

  • Black
  • LGBTQ+ (particularly genderqueer/non conforming)
  • Parents
  • Political views  

Most faculty & staff are having a positive experience, but certain faculty & staff experienced discrimination, don’t feel a sense of belonging:

  • Black
  • LGBTQ+
  • Parents (esp mothers)
  • Lecturers


Spring ‘22: Campus Climate Survey administered

Summer ‘22: OIES-UROC research group analyzed open-ended responses 

September ‘22: Focus groups conducted

October ‘22: Results from UCLA HERI received

October-November ‘22: Focus group results coded/analyzed

December ‘22 - March ‘23: Quantitative and qualitative results synthesized

April ‘23: Full study results shared with campus


We are committed to making digital content accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you cannot access any of the materials above, please contact: CSUMB Office of Inclusive Excellence and Sustainability by phone at (831) 582-3366 or email Bernadette Ortiz for an alternative accommodation.