CMU periodically administers institutional climate surveys to assess the climate for racial/ethnic minorities and gay and lesbian members of our community. Surveys have been conducted in 2005, 2007, and 2008, and are also being conducted for 2009. Following are some important survey findings you need to know:
- Students of color at CMU have more varied and intimate contact with ethnically and racially diverse people than their white peers (Senter et al., 2007, p. 68).
- More than half of minority employees do not believe that CMU employees support and promote diversity and do not believe that there are many opportunities for minorities to advance at CMU (Senter, 2008, p. 31).
- Key findings from a Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual (GLB) 2005 focus group study indicated that GLB students reported the most negative experiences occurring in the residence halls (Humiston, 2005).