by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Sixty-seven percent of college students polled at major universities who were familiar with their school’s diversity office said those offices either have no impact or a negative impact on their experience, an exclusive poll conducted for the Daily Caller by the College Pulse reveals.
Of the 3001 college students surveyed, 19 percent report they are aware of a diversity administrator and believe this administrator has positively impacted their college experience. 98 percent of the top 200 universities in America employ a diversity officer.
These universities are now spending hundreds of millions of dollars on diversity, as college tuitions rise steadily. …
… In the College Pulse survey, 60 percent of the 3001 students surveyed, who attend a variety of four-year colleges and universities representative of the nation, were aware of the existence of a diversity office or administrator at their school. Thirty-five percent were not sure whether a diversity office or administrator existed, while five percent believed this did not exist at their school. …
… 81 percent of college students are not aware of a diversity office or administrator that has positively impacted their college experience, while 19 percent of college students surveyed reported that diversity administrators positively impacted their college experience.
Of the college students who are aware of diversity administrators or offices at their school, the majority (55%) believe their university’s diversity efforts have had no impact on their college experience. 32 percent of students aware of a diversity office believe their university’s diversity initiatives have made a positive impact on their college experience. 12 percent of college students who are aware of their college’s diversity efforts say those efforts have made their college experience worse.