Campus Climate

About the Inaugural Campus Climate Survey

Effective July 25, 2021, Senate Bill 5227 requires institutions of higher education to conduct a campus climate survey to better understand the state of diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, staff, and faculty. From February 9 to March 9, 2023, Seattle Colleges conducted a districtwide survey to evaluate the current learning and working environment as it relates to equity, diversity, inclusion, and community (EDIC).

The Office of EDIC, on behalf of Seattle Colleges, partnered with Insight Into Diversity to design and administer the survey. EDIC staff engaged with individuals across our colleges to provide feedback on the survey design before it was administered. All administrators, faculty, staff, and students were invited to complete the campus climate survey. The survey was available for four weeks and was also offered to students in English, as well as Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, and Amharic.

Our vision is to continue to refine our responses, policies, and awareness as we map out future opportunities for our community through the lens of EDIC. With our campus partners, EDIC aims to use the survey as a way to co-create the future of Seattle Colleges as we evolve together. Each participant’s voice in the surveys is vital to understand our changing community climate.

Survey Findings

Executive summaries for North Seattle College, South Seattle College, and Seattle Central College will be available in Spring 2023.

Campus Climate Focus Group

After the survey results are gathered, a focus group will be created to go over the data and create an action plan for implementation of solutions/changes and an accountability process. This group will be comprised of students, faculty and staff. This will be led through the chancellor's office and EDIC.