Campus climate refers to the current attitudes, behaviors, standards and practices of employees and students of an institution. It's a way to take the temperature, if you will, on how closely our values are aligned with how we treat and work with one another.
At Cal State Fullerton, we believe respect for diversity is very important. Assessing how members of our community experience Cal State Fullerton's social and academic climate will help us develop programs and policies that will increase inclusivity in areas that are shown to be problematic and enhance and replicate programs and policies in areas which are shown to be successfully meeting the needs of the community.
Research demonstrates that the personal and professional development of employees is impacted by campus climate. Not only that, but faculty and staff members who judge their campus climate more positively are more likely to feel personally supported. This, in turn, creates a welcoming environment for our students.