Campus Climate

Campus climate refers to the current attitudes and behaviors, as well as standards and practices, of employees and students of an institution of higher education. We focus particularly on those attitudes, behaviors, standards and practices that impact the access for, inclusion of, and level of respect for individual and group needs, ability and potential—and not just of those groups who have been historically marginalized, excluded or underserved by colleges and universities (Rankin & Reason, 2008).

In recognition that campus climate is a sustained and salient leadership challenge, SF State has launched a wide array of concerted efforts to understand and improve our campus climate—for all students, staff, faculty and administrators. This page helps to provide the entire SF State community with access to relevant information and updates about these efforts. Please email your suggestions and ideas to

Campus Climate Initiatives – Update Reports

From this section you can access and download update reports on various campus climate initiatives that SF State is currently implementing. These reports are updated every one to two months, depending on the volume of activities that are transpiring at any given time.

President’s Task Force on Campus Climate (Fall 2017)

In September 2017, President Leslie E. Wong appointed a Task Force on Campus Climate to examine the challenges and opportunities related to campus climate at SF State. The Task Force was comprised of students, staff, faculty and community representatives. After meeting four times during the Fall 2017 semester, the Task Force presented its recommendations to the President. The President also provided his response to the Task Force. Both documents are available below:

Campus Climate Assessment Project

The Campus Climate Assessment Project kicked off Monday, February 5th, 2018, with Susan Rankin & Associates Consulting as our project facilitator (see Ths will begin an 18-month long, comprehensive self-study using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. The Project will help serve as a needs assessment effort to guide priority setting for the new Division of Equity & Community Inclusion. The final report from the consultants will include not only the complete data and their analyses but also a measurable, actionable plan for moving forward—developed collaboratively with the campus community.

For information about the Campus Climate Assessment Project and ongoing updates on our 18-month process, please bookmark and visit our Project website frequently.