Our Diversity Climate Assessment Tool (DCAT)

Get in-depth diversity metrics, clear data visualization, and expert recommendations to inform the next steps in your inclusion initiatives.
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What’s in the DCAT?

1
DCAT
Guide
A launch kit of tools and guidance for getting buy-in, answering questions, and providing incentives for completion.
2
Climate
Survey
A survey customized for your organization, asking the right questions and applying the most informative metrics.
3
Results and Recommendations
A detailed report summarizing the survey results with state of the art visualization and offering expert guidance for next steps.

Diversity Metrics That Matter

We do more than count up instances of overt discrimination. Our metrics also capture subtle harassment and insights into feelings of value and belonging to better address the root causes of attrition and isolation before they occur.

Time and Cost-Efficient

Our in-depth assessment delivers insights without time-consuming, in-person interviews or costly focus groups.

This survey-only format allows for a faster turnaround time than with traditional climate assessments.

Robust Assessment Methods

Our assessment was developed by experts in psychology and research using diversity climate evaluation methods from 13 universities, updated and expanded to track what matters most.

Turn Insights into Action

DiversityEdu will provide your survey results with clear visual data presentation using Qualtrics™ and direct, actionable recommendations to inform the next steps in your inclusion initiatives.

Meet Your Climate Assessment Needs

Choose Between Two Tiers

Tier I
15-20 minutes to complete

Quantitative Survey

  • Experiences with discrimination and harassment
  • Views on organizational leadership
  • Efficacy of current diversity initiatives
  • Sense of value/ recognition/ belonging
  • And more…

Report

  • Quantitative data
  • Summary of the results
  • Recommendations
Tier ii
Additional 20-30 minutes

Quantitative Survey + Qualitative Questions

  • Experiences with discrimination and harassment
  • Views on organizational leadership
  • Efficacy of current diversity initiatives
  • Sense of value/ recognition/ belonging
  • And more…
  • Employee perceptions of diversity and inclusion
  • Employee suggestions for changes
  • Employee comfort / sense of belonging

Report

  • Quantitative data
  • Summary of the results
  • Recommendations
  • Themes found in textual data
  • Examples of these themes
  • Additional recommendations

Demographic Filters for Deeper Insights

Analyze results by:

Gender
Race
Sexual Orientation
Disability
Age
Religious Affiliation
Income

Industries

What Makes a Campus Climate Survey Effective?

Rather than focusing solely on diversity-related incidents, effective surveys enable a more proactive approach. Our climate assessment presents a fuller picture, analyzing experiences with microaggressions and stakeholders’ feelings of belonging, value, and respect.

Why Assess Campus Climate with DiversityEdu?

  • Guided implementation by highly trained DiversityEdu psychology and research team
  • Foster more inclusive communication between students, faculty, staff, and leadership
  • Identify and prevent microaggressive situations in the classroom and on campus
  • Inform diversity program development and strengthen incident prevention

What is Diversity Climate?

Diversity climate refers to the level of openness and appreciation of individual differences within an organization. It’s assessed by capturing employees’ day to day experiences of inclusion or exclusion and their perceptions of the organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Why Assess Diversity Climate with DiversityEdu?

  • Understand trends in overall employee experience
  • Improve interactions between employees and leadership
  • Enhance performance through trust and open communication
  • Inform initiatives to build inclusion, reduce attrition, and lower legal risks

Why Assess Diversity Climate?

Develop Your Inclusion Strategy
Inform diversity initiative development with a data-driven understanding of all stakeholders’ experiences.
Uncover Trends & Track KPIs
Set a baseline to measure cultural shifts and D&I program efficacy over time.
Strengthen Incident Prevention
Proactively identify trends in discrimination, harassment, and exclusive behaviors.
Work Toward a Common Goal
Enhance inclusive culture and drive performance through trust and open communication.

DCAT Features

Trusted Platform
Runs on Qualtrics™, a research tool trusted by thousands of organizations.
Mobile-Friendly Design
Flexible design for easy access from a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
Anonymous Results
All data will be de-identified before being shared with your organization.
Data Security
Contact information will never be stored in the survey or shared with anyone.
Guided Implementation
Step-by-step strategies and guidance for all stages of the assessment.
Engagement Tools
Custom invitations and automated reminders to increase participation.

End-to-End D&I Solutions

Implementation Resources
Support and tools to ensure a successful roll-out and greater engagement.
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Online
Courses
Learning built by experts, proven to increase inclusive behaviors.
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Facilitator’s
Guides
Step-by-step guides for leading diversity workshops that put learning into practice.
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What Our Clients Say

DiversityEdu is a much appreciated resource, leading diversity initiatives by better preparing academic communities to best serve society at large. This program utilizes innovation, extensive research, best practices, and high quality designs to deliver applications for diversity training.”
Clinton J. Normore
Director of Diversity
​A.T. Still University of Health Science
I believe DiversityEdu is the best online tool in the field. DiversityEdu is an important resource for our faculty search committees in their mission to recruit and retain superior faculty and challenge misconceptions surrounding diversity.”
Aaron Bruce
Chief Diversity Officer
San Diego State University
At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the vision of Inclusive Illinois means valuing and respecting the many voices, ideas, and perspectives that faculty, staff, and students each bring to the campus community. We have received valuable assistance from DiversityEdu in realizing our vision of Inclusive Illinois.”
Menah Pratt-Clarke
Vice Chancellor for Diversity
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
They really understood what bias was and that everybody has biases. And so what do you do with that ... are you going to create a barrier for someone or a student because of the bias? I think DiversityEdu helped a lot of people to look at things from a bigger picture.”
Valerie Romero-Leggott, M.D.
Vice Chancellor and Diversity & Inclusion Executive Officer
University of New Mexico Health Centers
More than anything else, DiversityEdu gives you an opportunity to start having conversations that you may have never had in your life, because... these are the things that aren't talked about anymore over kitchen tables, and/or in the curriculum in most schools. Some people do have the opportunity, because of their lived experience, but this gives you the opportunity to begin to have those conversations, and recognize intent and impact.”
Dr. Jamie Patton
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion
Cal Poly

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