Campus Climate Diversity Survey

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					Campus Climate/Diversity Survey
               at
  Mississippi State University




                     Linda Cox, Ph.D.
                   Kristine Jacquin, Ph.D.
                      Rosa Nigro, M.S.
                           SAARC
Campus Climate/Diversity Survey measures:
   - Student, faculty, and staff perceptions regarding
   campus attitudes of prejudice and inclusion.
   - Consumer knowledge and use of various campus
   services.
               Questionnaires
Two self-administered questionnaires:
-Students
      including four sections: Demographic Section, Campus
      Atmosphere, Campus Experience, and Campus Service
      Section.
-Faculty and staff
      composed of demographic, campus atmosphere, and campus
      service sections and administrated via the MSU web.


-Closed-ended questions were used in a Likert-type
question format
                 Faculty and Staff / Students Survey
Demographics


1. What is your gender?
2. What is your ethnicity?
3. What is your affiliation to MSU?
4. Did you live in Mississippi before you started working at MSU?
5. What is your sexual orientation?
6. What is your religious affiliation, if any?
7. If you are Christian, please indicate your denomination:
8. How many years of education have you completed?
Campus Atmosphere
1. MSU has a diverse (e.g., different ethnic groups, genders, religions, etc.)
   group of students.
2. It is important to me for MSU to have a diverse group of students.
3. MSU has a diverse group of faculty.
4. It is important to me for MSU to have a diverse group of faculty.
5. MSU has a diverse group of staff members.
6. It is important to me for MSU to have a diverse group of staff members.
7. There are a lot of staff and faculty at MSU who are like me.
8. I am comfortable spending time with people of other groups (e.g.,
   different ethnicity, different religion, different sexual orientation, etc.).
9. I spend social time with people of other groups (e.g., different ethnicity,
   different religions, different sexual orientation, etc.).
10.At MSU, many people are prejudiced against women.
11.At MSU, many people are prejudiced against people who are not
   Caucasian (white).
12.At MSU, many people are prejudiced against people who are gay or
   bisexual.
13.At MSU, many people are prejudiced against people who are not Christian.
14.At MSU, non-Caucasian (non-white) people are accepted, respected, and
   appreciated by most people.
15.At MSU, women are accepted, respected, and appreciated by most people.
16.At MSU, non-Christians are accepted, respected, and appreciated by most
   people.
17.At MSU, gay (homosexual) and bisexual people are accepted, respected,
   and appreciated by most people.
18.At MSU, I feel accepted, respected, and appreciated by people who are
   different from me.
19.The phrase “minority group” is used to refer to a racial, ethnic,
   religious, political, national, or other group regarded as different from
   the larger group of which it is part. For example, African-Americans
   (blacks) are considered to be part of a minority group. As another
   example, people who are gay or bisexual are considered to be part of a
   minority group. Are you a member of a minority group?
20.I feel accepted, respected, and appreciated by most students at MSU.
21.I feel accepted, respected, and appreciated by most of the faculty at
   MSU.
22.I feel accepted, respected, and appreciated by most of the staff at MSU.
Campus Experience
1.   I am confident that I will graduate from MSU within four years of
     matriculating (starting school at MSU).
2.   I want to stay at MSU until I graduate because of the kinds of students
     who are here.
3.   I want to stay at MSU until I graduate because of the faculty here.
4.   I want to stay at MSU until I graduate because of the classes and majors
     offered here.
5.   I want to stay at MSU until I graduate because of the services on
     campus (e.g., health center, gym, counseling center, student union).
6.   I want to stay at MSU until I graduate because it is more affordable
     than going someplace else.
7.   I want to stay at MSU until I graduate because of the recreational
     sports program and other extracurricular activities (e.g., clubs, Greek
     life, etc.) here.
8.   How important are each of the following factors in determining whether
     you choose to stay at MSU until you graduate? Please rank each factor
     from 1 (most important reason to stay at MSU) to 6 (least important
     reason to stay at MSU).
9. How important were each of the following factors in your choice to come
   to MSU? Please rank each factor from 1 (most important reason to choose
   MSU) to 6 (least important reason to choose MSU).
10.When I have a question about which classes to take or other academic
   questions, I know who to ask.
11.When I am having problems with my roommate or another person and I
   want help, I know where I can get help at MSU.
12.When I am having trouble in a class, I ask for help from my professor or
   T.A.
13.If I am having a personal problem, I am likely to seek help from the MSU
   counseling center.
14.When I talk to a professor or staff member about a question I have, my
   questions are treated seriously and courteously.
15.During my free time, I am likely to stay on campus.
16.During my free time, I am likely to go someplace in Starkville.
17.During my free time, I am likely to go out of town.
18.How important are each of the following factors in determining whether
   you choose to stay at MSU until you graduate?
19. How important were each of the following factors in your choice to come
     to MSU?
20. When I have a question about which classes to take or other academic
     questions, I know who to ask.
21. When I am having problems with my roommate or another person and I
     want help, I know where I can get help at MSU.
22. When I am having trouble in a class, I ask for help from my professor or
     T.A.
23. If I am having a personal problem, I am likely to seek help from the
       MSU counseling center.
24. When I talk to a professor or staff member about a question I have, my
     questions are treated seriously and courteously.
25. During my free time, I am likely to stay on campus.
26. During my free time, I am likely to go someplace in Starkville.
27. I have financial problems that negatively impact my school performance.
28. If I were having financial problems, I would know where to turn for
       help.
Campus Services
1. Do you know the operating hours of the MSU Library?
2. How much do you know about the Media Center in the MSU Library?
3. Do you know that students, faculty, and staff are able to rent VHS and DVD
   movies from the MSU Library?
4. Do you know that students, faculty, and staff can rent digital cameras from
   the MSU library?
5. How much do you know about the MSU shuttle service?
6. Do you know where to get a map of the MSU shuttle routes?
7. Do you know the operating hours of the MSU shuttle service?
8. Do you know that the MSU shuttle service offers trips to off campus areas?
9. Do you know the locations of the blue light emergency call boxes?
10. How much do you know about the MSU Police Department’s safety
    services?
11. Do you know that the MSU Police Department offers a service to
    accompany members of the campus community to any on-campus location
    day or night, free of charge?
12.Do you know where to go if you are temporarily disabled and you need a
   special parking pass?
13.Do you know about the MSU Health Center located on campus?
14.Do you know the operating hours of the MSU Health Center?
15.Do you know the operating hours of the MSU cafeteria?
16.Do you know about the Joe Frank Sanderson Center?
17.How much do you know about the Moneymate service?
18.Do you know the location of the Moneymate office?
19.Do you know that Moneymate can be used anywhere on campus?
20.Do you know that some businesses in Starkville give discounts if you show
   them your MSU ID card?
21.How much do you know about public access computers on the MSU
   campus?
22.How much do you know about the MSU intranet system?
23.Do you know how to access your personnel information on the MSU
   intranet system?
              Theoretical
               Models
                   Student’s


 Gender


Ethnicity     Campus Diversity   Perceptions, Attitudes,
                   and                     and
               Service Issues      Beliefs of Students
  Sexual
Orientation


 Religion
              Theoretical
               Models
              Faculty and Staff
 Gender


Ethnicity
                                  Perceptions, Attitudes,
  Sexual       Campus Diversity             and
Orientation         and             Beliefs of Faculty
                Service Issues          and Staff

 Religion


Educational
    Level
                          Sampling
                            875 Students
49.3% Female   70%Caucasian                  92% Christian     97.8% Heterosexual
50.7% Male     24.1% African-American        3.3% None         .8% Homosexual
               2.9 Asian or Asian American   .8% Buddhist      1% Bisexual
               1% Hispanic/Latinos           .6% Hindu
               .3% Native American           .6% Muslim
               .9 %Mixed ethnicity           .2%Jewish



                     366 Faculty and Staff
59.3% Female 87.7% Caucasian                 82.8% Christian   93.4% Heterosexual
39.9% Male   7.1% African-American           11.5% None        2.7% Homosexual
             1.7% Asian or Asian American    1.1 % Buddhist    .5% Bisexual
             .8% Hispanic/Latinos            .3% Jewish
             .5% Native American             2.7% Other
             .5% Mixed ethnicity
                       Results
• Campus Atmosphere:
   –Perception that Diversity exists on campus
   –Believe in the value of Diversity on campus
   –Perception of prejudice
   –Perception of inclusion
• Awareness of Campus Services
• Conclusions
• Recommendations
                            Results
          Perception that Diversity exists on campus

•The majority of students   100.0%
perceive MSU student
                             80.0%
and faculty body as being
diverse more than do         60.0%
faculty and staff.
                             40.0%
                                                              Students
                             20.0%                            F/S

                              0.0%
                                        Diverse    Diverse
                                        group of   group of
                                        students    faculty
                             Students   91.20%     74.60%
                             F/S        86.20%     59.20%
                     Perception that Diversity
                         exists on campus
                             Student Ethnicity
•Awareness of diversity
in student body varies 100.0%
significantly across    90.0%
                        80.0%
ethnic groups.          70.0%


•The two largest ethnic 50.0%
                                 60.0%


groups on campus tend 40.0%                                 African-American/St
                                                            Asian St
to perceive the campus 30.0%                                Caucasian St
                        20.0%                               Native American St
as diverse more than 10.0%
the smaller ethnic       0.0%
                                         Diverse group of
groups.                                      students
                  African-American/St        90.50%
                  Asian St                   76.00%
                  Caucasian St               92.60%
                  Native American St         66.60%
                         Results
         Believe in the value of Diversity on campus

•Less students than faculty      70.0%
and staff believe it is          60.0%
important to have a diverse      50.0%
group of students on campus.     40.0%

•In proportion, less students    30.0%
                                                                                    Students
than faculty and staff believe   20.0%                                              F/S
that it is important to have a   10.0%
diverse group of faculty on       0.0%
                                            Important to have Important to have
campus.                                     a diverse group of a diverse group of
                                                 students            faculty
                                 Students        59.10%             49.40%
                                 F/S             69.90%             65.70%
                           Believe in the value of
                           Diversity on campus
                              Student Ethnicity
•Differences exist across ethnic
groups in relation to perceptions          100.0%

of prejudice and inclusion.                 90.0%

                                            80.0%
•92% of African American                    70.0%
students believe it is important to         60.0%
have a diverse faculty, whereas             50.0%

63% of Caucasian students                   40.0%                                         African-AmericanS t
believe a diverse faculty to be             30.0%                                         Asian S t
                                                                                          Caucasian S t
important.                                  20.0%
                                                                                          Hispanic/Latinos S t
                                            10.0%                                         Native American S t
•Similar between group                  0.0%                                              Mixed Ethnicity S t
                                                       Important have Important have
differences emerge with the item                      diverse group of diverse group of
pertaining to diversity in                                students          faculty
                            African-AmericanSt           92.30%            92.30%
students, as well.          Asian St                     100.00%            100%
                                Caucasian St             67.20%             63%
                                Hispanic/Latinos St       100%            100.00%
                                Native American St       100.00%            100%
                                Mixed Ethnicity St       50.00%             50%
                       Believe in the value of
                       Diversity on campus
                      Student and F/S Sexual
                           Orientation
•More homosexual              100.0%
students believe that it is
                                80.0%
important to have both a
diverse group of students       60.0%
and faculty more than do        40.0%                                           Heterosexual St
f/s and students from                                                           Homosexual St
                                20.0%
other sexual orientation                                                        Bisexual St
                                                                                Heterosexual F/S
groups.                           0.0%       Important have    Important to
                                                                                Homosexual F/S
                                                                                Bisexual F/S
                                             diverse group of have diverse
                                                 students    group of faculty
                          Heterosexual St        68.30%          64.20%
                          Homosexual St         100.00%            90%
                          Bisexual St            50.00%            50%
                          Heterosexual F/S       59.40%            49%
                          Homosexual F/S          29%            42.90%
                          Bisexual F/S           44.40%            44%
                            Believe in the value of
                             Diversity on campus
                        Student Religious Affiliation

•Proportionally, more
                                 100.0%

                                 90.0%


Muslim, Hindu and                80.0%

                                 70.0%

other religious groups           60.0%


believe that it is               50.0%

                                 40.0%                       Buddhist St
important to have a              30.0%
                                                             Christian St
                                                             Hindu St
diverse group of                 20.0%                       Jewish St
                                                             Muslim St
                                 10.0%

students than do                  0.0%
                                                             Wiccan/Neo Pagan
                                                             Other St
                                          Important have
Christian and Buddhist                    diverse group of
                                                             None St

                                              students
students.          Buddhist St               42.90%
                    Christian St             58.30%
                    Hindu St                 80.00%
                    Jewish St                  50%
                    Muslim St                100.00%
                    Wiccan/Neo Pagan         66.60%
                    Other St                   88%
                    None St                  62.10%
                             Results
                   Perception of Prejudice

                      60.0%
•Over 50% of students
and faculty and staff 50.0%
believe that gay,     40.0%
lesbian and bisexual
                      30.0%
students deal with
                                                                                 Students
prejudice on campus. 20.0%                                                       F/S
                      10.0%

                       0.0%
                                 Against   Against non             Against non
                                                       Against gay
                                 women     Caucasian                Christian
                      Students   6.30%      28.80%        51%        21.60%
                      F/S        31.90%     33.20%       56.50%      34.90%
                   Perception of Prejudice
                   Students and F/S Sexual
                        Orientation
                              100.0%
•A larger proportion of
students and faculty and       80.0%
staff identifying as           60.0%
homosexual feel that
prejudice is an issue with     40.0%
                                                                         Heterosexual St
sexual orientation             20.0%                                     Homosexual St
                                                                         Bisexual St
compared to the                                                          Heterosexual F/S
                                 0.0%
heterosexual sample                       At MSU people are prejudiced   Homosexual F/S
                                             against gay and bisexual    Bisexual F/S
surveyed.
                       Heterosexual St              50.90%
                       Homosexual St                71.40%
                       Bisexual St                  55.50%
                       Heterosexual F/S             55.20%
                       Homosexual F/S                90%
                       Bisexual F/S                   0%
                            Results
                    Perception of Inclusion


•The majority of students   76.0%
                            74.0%
feel accepted, respected,   72.0%
and appreciated at MSU.     70.0%
                            68.0%
•Faculty and Staff feel     66.0%
less accepted, respected,   64.0%                                                      Students
                                                                                       F/S
and appreciated by other    62.0%
                            60.0%
faculty than they do by
                            58.0%
students and people         56.0%
                                         Accepted by       Accepted by   Accepted by
different from them.                    people different   most other    most of the
                                           from me          students       faculty
                             Students       71.60%           72.90%        72.60%
                             F/S            70.30%           74.60%        62.60%
                       Perception of Inclusion
                         Students Ethnicity

•African American and               100.0%
Asian students feel less               80.0%
accepted, respected, or                60.0%
appreciated by people
different from them                    40.0%
and other students                     20.0%                                   African-American
than do other ethnic                                                           Asian
                                       0.0%
groups.                                        Accepted Accepted
                                                                  Accepted     Caucasian
                                               by people by other
•Native American                               different students
                                                                  by faculty
                                                                               Hispanic/Latino
students feel less
                           African-American    68.10%     71.20%    67.70%     Native American
accepted, respected, or
                           Asian                 48%      44.40%    72.20%     Mixed ethnicity
appreciated by faculty
than do other groups.      Caucasian           73.40%     87.50%    87.80%
                           Hispanic/Latino     77.80%      80%       100%
                           Native American      100%      100%       50%
                           Mixed ethnicity     87.50%      50%       75%
                         Perception of Inclusion
                           Students Ethnicity
•Bisexual students feel
                             90.0%
accepted, respected, or
appreciated by people        80.0%
different from them and      70.0%
other students less than     60.0%
do students from other       50.0%
sexual orientation groups.   40.0%
                                                                                   Heterosexual
•Homosexuals reported        30.0%
                                                                                   Homosexual
feelings less respected by 20.0%
faculty compared to other 10.0%                                                    Bisexual
sexual orientation groups. 0.0%
                                      Accepted by
                                                     Accepted by     Accepted by
                                         people
                                                    other students     faculty
                                     different from
                     Heterosexual       71.90%         73.40%          72.80%
                     Homosexual          71%           75.00%          50.00%
                     Bisexual           44.40%         57.20%          85.70%
                                                                Results
                                             Awareness of Campus Services
•75% of students know who to speak with regarding academic
questions.
When I have a question about which classes to take or other academic questions, I
                               know who to ask

                                                                     Cumulative
                              Frequency   Percent    Valid Percent    Percent           60
Valid     Strongly agree           226        25.8            26.0         26.0
          Agree                    426        48.7            49.0         75.0
                                                                                        50
          Neither agree nor
                                    92        10.5           10.6           85.6
          disagree
          Disagree                  90        10.3           10.4           96.0        40
          Strongly disagree         35         4.0            4.0          100.0
          Total                    869        99.3          100.0
                                                                                        30
Missing   System                     6          .7
Total                              875       100.0
                                                                                        20


                                                                                        10
                                                                              Percent




                                                                                         0
                                                                                                M issing                    Agree                 Disagree
                                                                                                           Strongly agree       Neither agree nor di     Strongly disagree

                                                                                             When I have a question about which classes to take or other academic
                                        Awareness of Campus Services
•Most students know how to identify who is their academic advisor.

        Do you know how to find out who your academic advisor is?

                                                             Cumulative        100
                     Frequency    Percent    Valid Percent    Percent
Valid      No             106         12.1            12.3         12.3
           Yes                                                                  80
                          758         86.6            87.7        100.0
           Total          864         98.7          100.0
Missing    System           11         1.3
                                                                                60
Total                     875       100.0


                                                                                40




                                                                                20
                                                                     Percent




                                                                                 0
                                                                                               M issing           No              Yes

                                                                                     Do you know how to find out who your academic advisor is?
                                  Awareness of Campus Services
•46.4% of students know how to access help in Residence Life.


 Do you know the location of the MSU Housing and Residence Life office?

                                                            Cumulative
                     Frequency   Percent    Valid Percent    Percent         60
Valid      No             451        51.5            52.6         52.6
           Yes            406        46.4            47.4        100.0
                                                                             50
           Total          857        97.9          100.0
Mis sing   Sys tem          18        2.1
Total                     875      100.0                                     40



                                                                             30



                                                                             20



                                                                             10
                                                                  Percent




                                                                              0
                                                                                           Missing           No               Yes


                                                                            Do you know the location of the MSU Housing and Residence Life office
                                       Awareness of Campus Services
•66.2% of the students know about and have used the Student
Health Center.
           Do you know about the MSU Health Center located on campus?

                                                                           Cumulative
                                    Frequency   Percent    Valid Percent    Percent
                                                                                             60
Valid      No                             50         5.7             5.8           5.8
           Yes , but I have never
                                         239       27.3            27.5          33.3
           used this service
                                                                                             50
           Yes , and I have us ed
                                         459       52.5            52.9          86.2
           this s ervice
           Yes , and I use this
                                         120       13.7            13.8         100.0        40
           s ervice frequently
           Total                         868       99.2           100.0
Mis sing   Sys tem                         7         .8                                      30
Total                                    875      100.0


                                                                                             20


                                                                                             10
                                                                                   Percent




                                                                                              0
                                                                                                       Missing          Yes, but I have neve        Yes, and I use this
                                                                                                                   No                Yes, and I have used

                                                                                                  Do you know about the MSU Health Center located on campus?
                               Awareness of Campus Services
•73% of students know the operating hours at the Joe Frank
Sanderson Center.
 Do you know the operating hours of the Joe Frank Sanderson Center?

                                                           Cumulative
                                                                                80
                   Frequency    Percent    Valid Percent    Percent
Valid     No            225         25.7            26.8         26.8
          Yes           614         70.2            73.2        100.0
          Total         839         95.9          100.0
                                                                                60
Missing   System          36         4.1
Total                   875       100.0

                                                                                40




                                                                                20
                                                                      Percent




                                                                                 0
                                                                                               Missing            No               Yes

                                                                                     Do you know the operating hours of the Joe Frank Sanderson Center?
                                           Awareness of Campus Services
•About 78% of the students are familiar with the MSU online billing
system.
  Do you know that your MSU billing statement is no longer mailed home, but is only
                     available for viewing and payment online?

                                                                           Cumulative
                                    Frequency   Percent    Valid Percent    Percent
Valid      No                            100        11.4           11.7          11.7
                                                                                                50
           Yes , but I have never
                                          82         9.4            9.6          21.3
           used this service
           Yes , and I used this                                                                40
                                         324        37.0           37.9          59.1
           s ervice
           Yes , and I use this
                                         350        40.0           40.9         100.0
           s ervice frequently                                                                  30
           Total                         856       97.8           100.0
Mis sing   Sys tem                        19        2.2
Total                                    875      100.0                                         20



                                                                                                10
                                                                                      Percent



                                                                                                 0
                                                                                                          M issing           Yes, but I have neve         Yes, and I use this
                                                                                                                        No                 Yes, and I used this

                                                                                                     Do you know that your MSU billing statement is no longer mailed hom
                                               Awareness of Campus Services
•Most students (93%) know how to access their grades on the MSU
Intranet.
        Do you know how to access your grades on the MSU intranet system?

                                                                          Cumulative
                                   Frequency   Percent    Valid Percent    Percent
Valid      No                             29        3.3             3.5           3.5
           Yes , but I never                                                                70
                                         30         3.4            3.6            7.1
           used this service
           Yes , and I us ed                                                                60
                                        268       30.6            32.2          39.3
           this s ervice
           Yes , and I us e this                                                            50
                                        505       57.7            60.7         100.0
           s ervice frequently
           Total                        832       95.1           100.0                      40
Mis sing   Sys tem                       43        4.9
Total                                   875      100.0                                      30


                                                                                            20
                                                                                  Percent




                                                                                            10

                                                                                             0
                                                                                                      Missing           Yes, but I never use         Yes, and I use this
                                                                                                                   No                 Yes, and I used this

                                                                                                 Do you know how to access your grades on the MSU intranet system
                                               Awareness of Campus Services
•Most students (87%) know where the Financial Aid office is located.

               Do you know where the Financial Aid office is located?

                                                                          Cumulative
                                   Frequency   Percent    Valid Percent    Percent
Valid      No                           107        12.2           12.4          12.4
           Yes , but i never
                                        143        16.3           16.6          29.0
           used this service
           Yes , and I have                                                                 50
                                        349        39.9           40.5          69.6
           used this service
           Yes , and I us e this
                                        262        29.9           30.4         100.0
           s ervice frequently
                                                                                            40
           Total                        861       98.4           100.0
Mis sing   Sys tem                       14        1.6
Total                                   875      100.0
                                                                                            30



                                                                                            20



                                                                                            10
                                                                                  Percent




                                                                                             0
                                                                                                      M issing           Yes, but i never use        Yes, and I use this
                                                                                                                    No                Yes, and I have used

                                                                                                 Do you know where the Financial Aid office is located?
                                               Awareness of Campus Services
•Most students (95%) know that they are required to obtain an MSU
email.
 Do you know that all MSU students are required to obtain an MSU email address?

                                                                          Cumulative
                                   Frequency   Percent    Valid Percent    Percent
Valid      No                            28         3.2             3.3           3.3
           Yes , but I never
                                         56         6.4            6.5              9.8   60
           used this service
           Yes , and I have
                                        337       38.5            39.3          49.1
           used this service
                                                                                          50
           Yes , and I us e this
                                        437       49.9            50.9         100.0
           s ervice frequently
           Total                        858       98.1           100.0                    40
Mis sing   Sys tem                       17        1.9
Total                                   875      100.0
                                                                                          30


                                                                                          20


                                                                                          10
                                                                                Percent




                                                                                           0
                                                                                                    M issing          Yes, but I never use         Yes, and I use this
                                                                                                                 No                 Yes, and I have used

                                                                                               Do you know that all MSU students are required to obtain an MSU em
                                    Awareness of Campus Services
•Most students (94%) know that official MSU announcements are
sent via their campus email account.

Do you know that the university officials make announcements through the
                           MSU email system?

                                                            Cumulative
                     Frequency   Percent    Valid Percent    Percent
Valid      No               35        4.0             4.1           4.1         100

           Yes            822        93.9            95.9        100.0
           Total          857        97.9          100.0
                                                                                 80
Mis sing   Sys tem          18        2.1
Total                     875      100.0
                                                                                 60



                                                                                 40



                                                                                 20
                                                                      Percent




                                                                                  0
                                                                                                M issing           No               Yes

                                                                                      Do you know that the university officials make announcements throu
                                            Awareness of Campus Services
•Students know about the Counseling Center (42.2%) but most also
state that they are unlike to use the service if they are having a
personal problem (60.4%).
If I am having a personal problem, I am likely to seek help from the MSU counseling
                                       center

                                                                       Cumulative
                                Frequency   Percent    Valid Percent    Percent             50
Valid      Strongly agree              35        4.0             4.0           4.0
           Agree                     117        13.4            13.5         17.5
           Neither agree nor                                                                40
                                     190       21.7            21.9           39.4
           disagree
           Dis agree                 341       39.0            39.3           78.8
           Strongly dis agree        184       21.0            21.2          100.0
                                                                                            30
           Total                     867       99.1           100.0
Mis sing   Sys tem                     8         .9
Total                                875      100.0
                                                                                            20



                                                                                            10
                                                                                 Percent




                                                                                             0
                                                                                                   Missing                    Agree                 Disagree
                                                                                                             Strongly agree       Neither agree nor di     Strongly disagree


                                                                                           If I am having a personal problem, I am likely to seek help from the M SU
                                                 Awareness of Campus Services
•Most students (65%) do NOT know where to go to register a
complaint against a faculty member.

Do you know where to go if you have a complaint against a student or faculty memeber?

                                                                            Cumulative
                                     Frequency   Percent    Valid Percent    Percent
 Valid      No                            573        65.5           66.1          66.1
            Yes , but I have never                                                         70
                                          262        29.9           30.2           96.3
            used this service
            Yes , and I have us ed                                                         60
                                           28         3.2            3.2           99.5
            this s ervice
            Yes , and I use this
                                            4          .5             .5         100.0     50
            s ervice frequently
            Total                         867       99.1           100.0
 Mis sing   Sys tem                         8         .9                                   40
 Total                                    875      100.0

                                                                                           30


                                                                                           20
                                                                                 Percent




                                                                                           10

                                                                                            0
                                                                                                     M issing           Yes, but I have neve        Yes, and I use this
                                                                                                                   No                Yes, and I have used

                                                                                                Do you know where to go if you have a complaint against a student or
              Awareness of Campus Services
                          70%
•Ethnic minorities        60%
reported a higher         50%
level of financial        40%
problems that are
                          30%
impacting their                                                                     African American
                          20%                                                       Asian
academic                                                                            Caucasian
performance.              10%                                                       Hispanic/Latinos
                                                                                    Native American
                          0%
                                 I have financial problems that negatively impact   Mixed Ethnicity
                                             my school performance                  Other
              African American                        35%
              Asian                                    2%
              Caucasian                               21%
              Hispanic/Latinos                        44%
              Native American                         67%
              Mixed Ethnicity                         37%
              Other                                   60%
                Awareness of Campus Services

                                 80%
•Most of the students
want to stay at MSU              60%
because of classes and
majors offered, as well          40%
                                                                          Classes/maj
as MSU affordability.                                                     ors
                                 20%                                      Affordability

                                                                          Campus
                                  0%                                      Services
                                       I want to stay at MSU because of
                                                                          Students
                 Classes/majors                     72%
                 Affordability                      50%                   Recreational
                                                                          Sports
                 Campus Services                    46%
                 Students                           41%
                 Recreational Sports                36%
                     Conclusions

•The majority of students (59%) believe diversity is important.

•Minority groups endorse the value of diversity more strongly
than do Caucasian groups.

•Minority students perceive more prejudice and less inclusion
than Caucasian students.

•Minority faculty and staff perceive more problems with
prejudice and lack of genuine acceptance than do students.
                       Conclusions

•Female faculty and staff perceive or experience significantly
higher levels of prejudice against women than do male faculty
/staff or students.
•The vast majority of students, faculty, and staff perceive that
significant prejudice exists on campus against gays, lesbians, and
bisexuals.
•African-American and Asian American faculty/staff expressed
more dissatisfaction with levels of inclusion on campus than other
groups.
                     Conclusions

• Minority students report more significant financial problems
that impact their ability to perform well academically than do
Caucasian students.
• Students know about campus services and are utilizing them.
• A large percentage (46%) of students view the services as an
important reason to attend MSU.
                 Recommendations

•Share findings in a succinct report with campus constituents (the
President’s office, Directors, Deans, Department heads, faculty,
student groups, etc.).

•Conduct focus groups targeting ethnic minority and sexual
orientation minority faculty, staff, and students in order to gather
more qualitative information regarding the above data. Use the
data obtained from these focus groups to inform program
development and policy revisions.

•Student Affairs, in conjunction with the Office for Diversity and
Equity, should develop and implement a model for increasing
dialogue between different groups on campus.
                Recommendations

•Explore the possibility of developing a First Year Diversity
Module that is collaboratively developed and implemented by
Academic and Student Affairs to entering freshmen and transfer
students.

•Follow through on policy recommendations made by President
Lee to include Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual students and
faculty/staff in our AA/EEO policy and non-harassment policy.
Inform the campus community (particularly these
constituencies) that these supportive changes have been made in
our campus policies.
                Recommendations

•Consider programming to ethnic minority students regarding
financial management and making a successful transition to
college. This idea can be further developed and refined
following information gathered during focus groups. Holmes
Cultural Diversity Center, in conjunction with the Office of
Financial Aid and Scholarships, could work together on this
project.




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