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Campus Climate

Campus Climate in the Diversity Plan

The goal of campus climate is for Texas A&M University to embrace, value, and integrate diversity and inclusion in the pursuit of academic and institutional excellence. The Aggie Core Values of Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service are anchors to guide us as we strive to make Texas A&M University a welcoming place to all. Campus climate is directly associated with academic and professional success: When individuals feel safe, a sense of belonging, and valued they are successful and engaged in the institution.  

Campus Climate Assessment

To understand the impact of campus climate on recruitment and retention, the Texas A&M Diversity Plan calls for academic and support units to explore data from student, faculty, and staff campus climate surveys. The most current campus-wide, campus climate studies are available below:

Undergraduate Students

2013 Undergraduate Student Campus Climate Assessment
2008 Undergraduate Student Campus Climate Assessment

Graduate Students

2012 Graduate Student Campus Climate Studies


2013 Faculty Survey of Academic Climate and Activities


2016 Texas A&M Staff Climate Survey Results

Sharing Campus Climate Results

To better understand the campus climate at Texas A&M, we are interested in the methods, surveys, and results of unit-level assessments within the institution.  Additionally, understanding campus climate assessments and results conducted by other universities advances understanding of the challenges and progress of creating an inclusive, welcoming environment. If you are interested in sharing your results with us, please feel free to use this form or call us at 979-458-2905.

Campus Climate Presentations

2017 Campus Wide Campus Climate Session    
Held on April 20, 2017, the presentations and the content from the small group work are available here: LEARNING FROM CAMPUS CLIMATE DATA: A work session using university-wide campus climate survey results for students, faculty, and staff (pdf).

2014 Campus Wide Campus Climate Session    
Presentation from Engaging the Data: A Work Session on Campus Climate Results (pdf) held on February 24, 2014.

2011 Campus Wide Campus Climate Session
Below are the presentations made during the Campus-wide session "Our Collective Responsibility for Maintaining a Welcoming Climate," held on November 29, 2011.

History of Inclusion at Texas A&M

In 1963, then president General James Earl Rudder opened our doors to African-Americans and women – a landmark decision that put our university on a clear path toward preeminence as a major teaching, research and service institution.

The university has benefited greatly from the contributions and accomplishments of its diverse and inclusive community, helping us to achieve a culture of excellence. With enhanced efforts at inclusion for all, we will successfully meet the needs of our global society and the challenges of the future.

Additional Sources:

Diversity Timeline (PDF)

Intended for All: 125 Years of Women at Texas A&M

In Fulfillment of a Dream: African-Americans at Texas A&M University 

Siempre!: History of Hispanics at Texas A&M

Women in the Corps (video)

Women at Texas A&M Presentation (PDF)