The Campus Religious and Spiritual Climate Survey (CRSCS) is a theoretically-based and empirically-validated assessment tool designed to assist campus leaders in creating positive climates that embrace the challenges with and realize the possibilities of supporting diverse religious and non-religious worldviews on campus. Administered at more than 50 diverse colleges and universities to date, the CRSCS can help your campus answer such questions as:
- Do students perceive campus as a safe space for diverse religious and non-religious identities, beliefs, and practices?
- What are the most positive aspects of campus climate? What areas of campus climate present challenges or opportunities for improvement?
- How do students respond to and interact with others representing different worldviews?
- What are students’ attitudes toward diverse worldviews? How do they perceive their own capacities to effectively engage religious diversity?
Sample questions from the CRSCS:
- Please indicate the extent to which each of the statements below accurately describes your experience with your worldview: My worldview commitment is based on integrating religious and spiritual perspectives different than my own.
- Please indicate the extent to which each of the statements below accurately describes your perceptions or experiences while you’ve been enrolled at your college/university: This campus is a safe place for the expression of my worldview.
- Please indicate the extent to which each of the statements below accurately describes your perceptions or experiences while you’ve been enrolled at your college/university: Mormons are accepted on this campus.
- While you have been enrolled at your college or university, how often have you: Been mistreated on campus because of your worldview
- Please indicate the extent to which you agree with each of the following statements: I have things in common with Muslims.
- Regarding your interactions with people from other religious or non-religious identity groups, how often have you: Had uncomfortable conversations that moved you to examine your own prejudices
- Please indicate the extent to which each of the statements below accurately describes your perspective: Spirituality and religion should never be discussed in the college classroom.
- Overall, coming to college has: Helped me learn to think critically about my religious or non-religious orientation
To learn more about the CRSCS, please visit Interfaith Youth Core’s CRSCS webpage.