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Skidmore College
National Assessment of Collegiate
Campus Climates (NACCC) Survey


The Committee on Intercultural and Global Understanding (CIGU) invites Skidmore students to participate in the National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates (NACCC) survey. Building on the results of the 2019 HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate survey, the NACCC survey will help Skidmore gain deeper insights into racial dynamics on campus and better equip our campus to respond to student experiences involving race and bias.

The Details

  • Who: All current Skidmore students are encouraged to complete the survey.
  • When: The survey will be open March 23 through April 21, 2021.
  • What: 15-minute quantitative, web-based survey. No write-in answers required.

Survey Access: Check your email for a personal link to the survey from Marc C. Conner on March 23.

As part of the Racial Justice Initiative, Skidmore joined the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance (LACRELA) as a founding member. LACRELA, which is comprised of nearly 70 schools, aims to better address the unique racial challenges and circumstances that liberal arts colleges are facing. Each year, all LACRELA colleges will participate in the NACCC survey, allowing students, faculty or staff members to provide input on the state of diversity and inclusion efforts and offer recommendations for improving campus climate.

Participate and Win

Each week, one student who has completed the survey will be randomly selected to win a $100 Visa or Mastercard gift card! The earlier you complete the survey, the more chances you’ll have to win. *

*There will be one winner per week and four winners in total.

Why? Measurement + Action Creates Pathways for Progress

Skidmore’s commitment to monitoring the experiences of our community members is a key component of ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts and assessing social change effectively. Measurement, in addition to campus and community activism, is critical to achieving the goals of the Racial Justice Initiative and ensuring continued DEI progress at Skidmore today and in the future.

The NACCC survey contains six content areas essential to understanding campus racial climate:

  1. Institutional commitment to racial diversity and inclusion
  2. Impact of external environments (off-campus and online)
  3. Racial learning and literacy
  4. Encounters with racial stress
  5. Mattering and affirmation
  6. Cross-racial engagement and interactions


Contact Joe Stankovich, director of institutional research, at