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Evaluating Campus Climate at US Research Universities

Opportunities for Diversity and Inclusion

  • Krista M. Soria

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Maren Greathouse, Allison BrckaLorenz, Mary Hoban, Ronald Huesman, Susan Rankin, Ellen Bara Stolzenberg
    Pages 49-75
  3. Deborah M. Warnock, Allison L. Hurst, Will Barratt, Jocelyn G. Salcedo
    Pages 103-124
  4. Andrew L. Zehner
    Pages 125-149
  5. Young K. Kim, Oscar Espinoza-Parra, Liz A. Rennick, Marla A. Franco, Marie Christie Dam, Melody Rensberger
    Pages 233-250
  6. finn j. schneider, Qui D. Alexander, Tania D. Mitchell
    Pages 373-394
  7. Bryant L. Hutson, Lynn E. Williford
    Pages 409-431

About this book


This book examines campus climate data collected from undergraduates at several large, public research universities across the nation to enhance understanding of the long-term impact of campus climate on student success. Many universities have refocused their attention and energy on campus climate, defined in this volume as students’ perceptions of how welcoming and respectful their campus environments are for students from different social identities. As structural diversity continues to grow more complex on college campuses around the nation, campus leaders have begun to take more steps to understand campus climate and address persistent inequalities, acts of discrimination, and violence against students from diverse backgrounds. The authors in this volume address initiatives to improve campus climate and provide empirical evidence on the effectiveness of those programs. 


Campus climate Diversity Class identity Black Lives matter LGBTQ Campus sexual assault Social justice Student outcomes Safe spaces

Editors and affiliations

  • Krista M. Soria
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

About the editors

Krista M. Soria is a Research Analyst at the University of Minnesota, USA. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Evaluating Campus Climate at US Research Universities
  • Book Subtitle Opportunities for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Editors Krista M. Soria
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-94835-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-06923-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-94836-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXII, 495
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Higher Education
    Sociology of Education
    Ethnicity in Education
    Gender and Education
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