2021 Diversity & Equity Climate Survey Report

Introduction to the 2021 Diversity & Equity Climate Survey Report

Students, faculty, and employees who feel a sense of belonging are more likely to persist and engage, leading to better academic outcomes and higher employee satisfaction, respectively. Moreover, an inclusive climate is essential for ensuring that all members of the community can bring their best selves to learn and work. Between March 23 and April 30, 2021, Northeastern University administered the 2020-2021 Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey to students, faculty, and staff. The HEDS survey asked respondents for their confidential perceptions of how Northeastern supports diversity and equity, and for their specific experiences with discrimination and harassment. The survey also measures the perceptions, or attitudes about the university environment, such as how inviting, inclusive, or diverse the college feels or what students, faculty, or staff observe about collegiality or conflict.  Over 6,000 respondents, or 14.7% of the total population across the Northeastern global network completed the survey. On this webpage, you may access the 2021 DEI Climate Survey findings. (Accessible versions of all PDFs are coming soon.)

2021 Diversity & Equity SurveyAppendicesSurvey Feedback Form
2021 Diversity & Equity Climate Survey Results SummaryAppendix A: Response RatesPlease provide your feedback on the 2021 Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey via this form.
2021 Diversity & Equity Climate Survey ReportAppendix B: Overall Findings: Supplemental Tables and Figures
Appendix C: Undergraduate Students
Appendix D: Graduate Students
Appendix E: Faculty 
Appendix F: Staff/Administrators
Appendix G: Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Experiences with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Northeastern
Appendix H: Results by Location
Appendix I: Results by Race/Ethnicity and Citizenship