About the survey

Thank you to everyone who participated!

The UCSC Community Survey is now closed.  Overall, our campus has achieved a 33 percent response rate.  Specifically, 33% of undergraduate students, 29% of graduate students, 32% of postdoctoral scholars, 33% of faculty and 49% of staff participated in the survey.  Among the ten undergraduate colleges, Crown College achieved the highest response rate (37%) and received the $400 award to support its programs.

Winners of the systemwide and campus prizes have been notified by email.

What is the survey about and when will the results be available?

Starting in fall 2012 and continuing through spring 2013, the University of California conducted a UC systemwide study about campus climate.  The first phase involved a survey to collect input from the entire UC community about the learning, living, and working environments for students, faculty, and staff.  At Santa Cruz, this phase of the study occurred between January 16 and February 20, 2013.

In the second phase (now underway), the University is using the study findings to inform strategic initiatives and action plans, and to enhance policies and programs that foster a more welcoming, inclusive, and healthy campus climate. 

The study results (and next steps) are posted on the UC-wide campus climate study website.

More information

A UC website has more information about the study and answers to questions such as "what is campus climate and why does it matter?" and "why are we conducting this survey?"as well as information about the survey design team

In appreciation for your participation, random drawings for prizes were held — including scholarships, grants, stipends, iPads, and "flexi dollars" at UCSC dining halls.

Who can I contact if I have questions about the UCSC Community Survey?

Send email to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at diversity@ucsc.edu.