Campus Climate and Inclusion

About
​​​ACE’s work on campus climate and inclusion addresses the role of senior leaders and their teams in going beyond numerical diversity to ensure that students of all backgrounds feel that their campus is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive. Inclusive campus climates have a meaningful, positive effect on student persistence and success, and play a key role in realizing higher education’s potential to address educational and societal equity gaps. ACE’s research and insights on campus climate and inclusion span a variety of issues, such as balancing campus inclusion and freedom of expression, climate for students in STEM fields, and how leaders can prepare for and respond to racial campus crises.

Reports and Publications
Achieving Diversity at the Intersection of STEM Culture and Campus Climate
Achieving Diversity at the Intersection of STEM Culture and Campus Climate
Released in partnership with the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan, this brief shares how institutions must consider campus and STEM climate together to support inclusive learning environments for students of color.
Speaking Truth and Acting with Integrity: Confronting Challenges of Campus Racial Climate
Speaking Truth and Acting with Integrity: Confronting Challenges of Campus Racial Climate
This report shares lessons and insights learned from a case study of the University of Missouri following its highly visible racial crisis in the 2015-16 academic year and provides an opportunity to learn about the recovery process on college campuses.
Campus Inclusion and Freedom of Expression: Hateful Incidents
Campus Inclusion and Freedom of Expression: Hateful Incidents
This brief, from the To The Point series, provides college leaders with insights and considerations regarding the tension between campus inclusion and freedom of expression, here focused on the institutional reaction to hateful incidents on campus.
Campus Inclusion and Freedom of Expression: Controversial Speakers
Campus Inclusion and Freedom of Expression: Controversial Speakers
This brief, from the To The Point series, provides college leaders with insights and considerations regarding the tension between campus inclusion and freedom of expression, here focused on the institutional reaction to a controversial speaker on campus.
Race, Class, and College Access: Achieving Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape
Race, Class, and College Access: Achieving Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape
This report examines how legal challenges to race-conscious admissions are influencing contemporary admissions practices at selective colleges and universities around the country.
At Home in the World
At Home in the World
This publication, the fourth in the Global Learning for All series, is intended for institutional leaders, chief international education administrators, and chief diversity officers, as well as faculty and staff across the institution who are engaged i...
Free Speech and Campus Inclusion
Free Speech and Campus Inclusion
This infographic shares data from a survey of nearly 500 college and university presidents to better understand their viewpoints on and experiences with tensions between campus inclusion and freedom of expression.
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