Campus Religious and Spiritual Climate Survey

Providing you with the data necessary to understand and improve how students navigate religious and worldview diversity

Campus climate assessment has been instrumental in helping colleges and universities grapple with issues of religious and spiritual identity. As religious diversity becomes an increasingly salient and divisive reality in American public discourse and civic life, many colleges and universities are asking how their campus can cultivate a more inclusive environment. 

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.

Spring 2015 Registration is Closed

Spring 2015 Timeline:

  • Materials & Payment Due: December 2, 2014
  • Survey Administration: March 1-29, 2015
  • Campuses Receive Data & Reports: August 14, 2015


Want to better understand if this is the right assessment tool for your institution? Click below to request a call. 

About the Survey


The CRSCS was developed in 2009 and piloted by Dr. Alyssa Rockenbach of North Carolina State University and Dr. Matthew Mayhew of New York University. The climate scales on the survey are theoretically based on the framework established by Hurtado, Milem, Clayton-Pedersen, and Allen (1999), which models the interrelated elements of campus climate for racial/ethnic diversity.

Details on the Spring 2015 survey administration can be found in the downloadable overview document

In 2011, Drs. Rockenbach and Mayhew partnered with Interfaith Youth Core to integrate new measures specific to interfaith action and related attitudinal and behavioral outcomes.

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?


If these questions resonate with existing or emerging priorities and concerns on your campus, contact us for more information about future administrations of the CRSCS. 

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