2019 Diverse Learning Environments

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Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA


The Diverse Learning Environments (DLE) survey is designed to capture student perception of institutional climate; student learning outcomes (e.g., sense of belonging); and campus practices as experienced with faculty and staff. The Cooperative Institutional Research Program has administered the DLE survey every year since 2011. The sample for the DLE 2019 survey includes 9,598 students from seventeen institutions. This report seeks to understand student thought and engagement with and around diverse issues. While understanding how institutions are fostering diverse environments is critical, we must do more to understand how students actively insert themselves in these conversations, classes, and events. Understanding how students both act and think about diverse issues allows campuses to gauge student activity and learn how to best engage their students in tackling potentially difficult dialogues.



institutional climate, diverse learning environments, student's success