2007 UCUES: Results and Summary: Part 3

Academic Experience Module

Civic Engagement Module

Student Life and Development Module

Student Services Module

Wild Card Module (Diversity)

Notes: Counts are in bold and precede items they are counting. Missing values are not included in the counts. Percentages for multiple selection items are based on the total number of active cases.

Part 3: Academic Experience

Number of cases: 2,429

Response rate for module: 53.6%

Margin of error for module: ±1.4%

1. How important to you are the following aspects of being an undergraduate at a research university like Cal?

Not importantNot very importantSomewhat importantImportantVery ImportantEssential
Learning about faculty research 99  (4.8%) 242  (11.8%) 611  (29.7%) 581  (28.3%) 336  (16.4%) 185  (9.0%)
Having courses with faculty members who refer to their own research as part of the class 110  (5.4%) 306  (14.9%) 584  (28.4%) 574  (27.9%) 327  (15.9%) 153  (7.4%)
Learning research methods 49  (2.4%) 145  (7.1%) 432  (21.1%) 640  (31.2%) 467  (22.8%) 316  (15.4%)
Assisting faculty members in their research, for pay or as a volunteer 93  (4.5%) 220  (10.7%) 429  (20.9%) 564  (27.5%) 457  (22.3%) 287  (14.0%)
Pursuing your own research 91  (4.4%) 260  (12.7%) 500  (24.4%) 537  (26.2%) 399  (19.4%) 265  (12.9%)
The prestige of Cal when you apply to grad school 37  (1.8%) 53  (2.6%) 231  (11.3%) 477  (23.3%) 585  (28.6%) 665  (32.5%)
The prestige of Cal when you apply for a job 22  (1.1%) 45  (2.2%) 185  (9.0%) 449  (21.9%) 634  (30.9%) 718  (35.0%)
Having access to a world-class library collection 37  (1.8%) 95  (4.6%) 321  (15.7%) 536  (26.1%) 541  (26.4%) 521  (25.4%)
Being able to attend plays, concerts, lectures, and other cultural events on campus 60  (2.9%) 151  (7.4%) 366  (17.8%) 547  (26.7%) 487  (23.7%) 440  (21.5%)

2. In which of the following activities have you participated or do you plan to participate before graduation from Cal?

Doing now or have donePlan to do
Internship under the direction of a faculty member 213  (8.8%) 849  (35.0%)
Other internship 515  (21.2%) 923  (38.0%)
UC Washington Center (UCDC) Program 51  (2.1%) 231  (9.5%)
University of California Center in Sacramento (UCCS) Program 46  (1.9%) 164  (6.8%)
University of California Education Abroad Program (EAP) 136  (5.6%) 639  (26.3%)
Study abroad program affiliated with another college or university 84  (3.5%) 327  (13.5%)
Study abroad program NOT affiliated with a college or university 78  (3.2%) 255  (10.5%)
Honors program 118  (4.9%) 575  (23.7%)
Preparation of honors thesis 100  (4.1%) 525  (21.6%)
Honors thesis course 93  (3.8%) 510  (21.0%)

3. How frequently have you engaged in these activities so far this academic year?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Taken a small research-oriented seminar with faculty 1437  (70.6%) 216  (10.6%) 164  (8.1%) 115  (5.6%) 59  (2.9%) 45  (2.2%)
Communicated with a faculty member by email or in person 73  (3.6%) 298  (14.5%) 711  (34.7%) 396  (19.3%) 316  (15.4%) 255  (12.4%)
Talked with the instructor outside of class about issues and concepts derived from a course 329  (16.0%) 526  (25.7%) 554  (27.0%) 313  (15.3%) 203  (9.9%) 125  (6.1%)
Interacted with faculty during lecture class sessions 342  (16.7%) 545  (26.6%) 486  (23.7%) 317  (15.5%) 200  (9.8%) 159  (7.8%)
Worked with a faculty member on an activity other than coursework (e.g., student organization, campus committee, cultural activity) 1243  (60.7%) 402  (19.6%) 180  (8.8%) 123  (6.0%) 54  (2.6%) 45  (2.2%)

4. During this academic year, how often have you done each of the following?

NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Contributed to a class discussion 47  (2.3%) 209  (10.2%) 617  (30.0%) 443  (21.5%) 394  (19.1%) 348  (16.9%)
Brought up ideas or concepts from different courses during class discussions 175  (8.5%) 458  (22.3%) 583  (28.4%) 370  (18.0%) 286  (13.9%) 183  (8.9%)
Asked an insightful question in class 154  (7.5%) 414  (20.2%) 636  (31.1%) 390  (19.0%) 271  (13.2%) 183  (8.9%)
Found a course so interesting that you did more work than was required 277  (13.5%) 523  (25.5%) 607  (29.6%) 322  (15.7%) 200  (9.8%) 120  (5.9%)
Chosen challenging class assignments, when possible, even though you might get a lower grade in the class 329  (16.1%) 504  (24.6%) 519  (25.4%) 348  (17.0%) 217  (10.6%) 129  (6.3%)
Chosen challenging courses, when possible, even though you might lower your GPA by doing so 184  (9.0%) 300  (14.6%) 531  (25.9%) 427  (20.8%) 352  (17.2%) 256  (12.5%)
Made a class presentation 199  (9.7%) 395  (19.2%) 684  (33.3%) 403  (19.6%) 226  (11.0%) 145  (7.1%)
Had a class in which the professor knew or learned your name 222  (10.8%) 382  (18.6%) 512  (24.9%) 348  (16.9%) 296  (14.4%) 294  (14.3%)

5. Which of the following are obstacles to your academic success? Check all that apply.

218  (9.0%)   There are no obstacles to my academic success 54  (2.2%)   I have difficulty speaking English
293  (12.1%)   I don't know how to begin a large project or complex assignment 306  (12.6%)   My math skills are weak
577  (23.8%)   I don't know how to organize my time to work on more than one project or assignment 355  (14.6%)   I'm not motivated because my coursework doesn't seem relevant to my future goals
800  (32.9%)   I am reluctant to ask for help when I need it 463  (19.1%)   I don't find my coursework interesting
685  (28.2%)   I often do not start an assignment until the day before it is due 543  (22.4%)   My social life interferes with or distracts me from my coursework
920  (37.9%)   I am easily distracted and can't concentrate on my work 305  (12.6%)   My job interferes with my coursework
494  (20.3%)   I read slowly or have difficulty understanding what I read 259  (10.7%)   Time with my family distracts me from my coursework
341  (14.0%)   I have difficulty expressing myself in writing 290  (11.9%)   I am too depressed to do my coursework
86  (3.5%)   I have difficulty reading or writing in English 292  (12.0%)   [Open-ended text field]

6. If you feel there have been obstacles to your academic success, what has been the most significant?

  139  (7.5%)   There are no obstacles to my academic success
  26  (1.4%)   I don't know how to begin a large project or complex assignment
  114  (6.1%)   I don't know how to organize my time to work on more than one project or assignment
  186  (10.0%)   I am reluctant to ask for help when I need it
  178  (9.5%)   I often do not start an assignment until the day before it is due
  269  (14.4%)   I am easily distracted and can't concentrate on my work
  74  (4.0%)   I read slowly or have difficulty understanding what I read
  50  (2.7%)   I have difficulty expressing myself in writing
  14  (0.8%)   I have difficulty reading or writing in English
  9  (0.5%)   I have difficulty speaking English
  32  (1.7%)   My math skills are weak
  99  (5.3%)   I'm not motivated because my coursework doesn't seem relevant to my future goals
  88  (4.7%)   I don't find my coursework interesting
  130  (7.0%)   My social life interferes with or distracts me from my coursework
  82  (4.4%)   My job interferes with my coursework
  42  (2.3%)   Time with my family distracts me from my coursework
  117  (6.3%)   I am too depressed to do my coursework
  216  (11.6%)   The other reason I listed
  [425 missing]     (Select one)


Notes: Counts are in bold and precede items they are counting. Missing values are not included in the counts. Percentages for multiple selection items are based on the total number of active cases.

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Part 3: Civic Engagement

Number of cases: 2,469

Response rate for module: 50.9%

Margin of error for module: ±1.4%

Activities

1. During this academic year, have you been involved in any of the following activities or organizations?

Participant or memberOfficer or leaderNeither
Student government 112  (5.9%) 41  (2.2%) 1730  (91.9%)
Fraternity or sorority 137  (7.3%) 143  (7.6%) 1591  (85.0%)
Other campus-based club or organization 821  (43.3%) 461  (24.3%) 614  (32.4%)
Off-campus club or organization 482  (25.7%) 139  (7.4%) 1257  (66.9%)

2. Which of these best describes your opinion on the following statements?

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
Opportunities for community service while at Cal are important to me 81  (4.3%) 141  (7.5%) 190  (10.1%) 580  (30.7%) 529  (28.0%) 368  (19.5%)
Opportunities to develop my leadership skills while at Cal are important to me 47  (2.5%) 72  (3.8%) 148  (7.9%) 524  (27.8%) 597  (31.7%) 497  (26.4%)
My experience at Cal provides adequate opportunity to explore my cultural identity 95  (5.1%) 134  (7.1%) 268  (14.3%) 598  (31.8%) 564  (30.0%) 221  (11.8%)
I feel I can express my political opinions on campus 51  (2.7%) 66  (3.5%) 161  (8.5%) 502  (26.6%) 751  (39.9%) 353  (18.7%)

Community Service & Leadership

3. DURING THIS ACADEMIC YEAR, have you done community service work either on or off campus?

981  (51.7%)   No
915  (48.3%)   Yes

How did you get involved in this particular community service work? If you have been involved in more than one form of community service, please answer for the one that has been the largest time commitment.

62  (6.5%)   Through a related class
76  (7.9%)   Through a program where I receive course credit (e.g., field studies credit for tutoring)
21  (2.2%)   Through a formal service program (AmeriCorps, VISTA, etc.) where I receive pay or a stipend
110  (11.5%)   Through my fraternity or sorority
336  (35.0%)   Through another student organization on campus
39  (4.1%)   Through a university department or program
59  (6.1%)   Through my religious organization or church
17  (1.8%)   Through my internship
240  (25.0%)   I found the work on my own

Why did you participate in this community service? Please check all that apply.

124  (5.4%)   To help my fraternity or sorority fulfill a service obligation 126  (5.5%)   To help me get in to a professional or graduate school program
218  (9.5%)   To help a student organization to which I belong fulfill a service obligation 402  (17.5%)   To learn more about the community
7  (0.3%)   As part of a campus disciplinary action 737  (32.1%)   To help other people
79  (3.4%)   It was required for a course I am taking 380  (16.6%)   To meet people and make friends
293  (12.8%)   To help me gain experience for a future career 66  (2.9%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

What was the type of organization where you did this community service? If you have been involved in more than one form of community service, please answer for the one that has been the largest time commitment.

238  (26.4%)   K-12 school 109  (12.1%)   Clinic or hospital
7  (0.8%)   Preschool 17  (1.9%)   Animal shelter
10  (1.1%)   Adult literacy or ESL program 3  (0.3%)   Help hotline
54  (6.0%)   Youth services agency 57  (6.3%)   Religious organization
14  (1.6%)   Student government 5  (0.6%)   Political party
65  (7.2%)   Environmental group 26  (2.9%)   Political or advocacy organization
49  (5.4%)   Homeless shelter 181  (20.1%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
65  (7.2%)   Housing organization

What kind of community service work did you do? Please check all that apply.

264  (11.5%)   Tutoring 36  (1.6%)   Computer or technical support
277  (12.1%)   Mentoring 199  (8.7%)   General support
194  (8.5%)   Teaching or educating 133  (5.8%)   Building or landscaping
250  (10.9%)   Outreach 142  (6.2%)   Preparing or serving food
78  (3.4%)   Counseling 121  (5.3%)   Health care
97  (4.2%)   Publicity 166  (7.2%)   Environmental clean up
184  (8.0%)   Fundraising 84  (3.7%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

Thinking back on this academic year, how often did you do community service work?

205  (22.7%)   Once or twice
160  (17.7%)   More than once or twice, but less than once a month
157  (17.4%)   Once or twice a month
382  (42.3%)   More than twice a month

During a TYPICAL 7-day (168 hour) week in this academic year, how many hours do you spend performing community service work?

01-23-45-67-89-12More than 12
169  (18.7%) 306  (33.8%) 211  (23.3%) 95  (10.5%) 60  (6.6%) 31  (3.4%) 32  (3.5%)

News & Information Sources

4. How often would you say you follow what's going on in government and public affairs?

565  (30.0%)   Most of the time
664  (35.3%)   Some of the time
439  (23.3%)   Only now and then
214  (11.4%)   Hardly at all

5. How interested are you in the campaign for the 2008 presidential election?

765  (40.6%)   Very interested
750  (39.8%)   Somewhat interested
253  (13.4%)   Not very interested
117  (6.2%)   Not at all interested

6. How often do you use the following sources of NEWS INFORMATION during this past academic year?

 Rarely or neverLess than once a weekOnce a weekSeveral times a weekEverydayMore than once a day
National television news 800  (42.7%) 363  (19.4%) 277  (14.8%) 292  (15.6%) 98  (5.2%) 45  (2.4%)
Local television news 869  (46.3%) 363  (19.3%) 246  (13.1%) 287  (15.3%) 83  (4.4%) 29  (1.5%)
Internet 72  (3.8%) 127  (6.8%) 239  (12.7%) 440  (23.5%) 437  (23.3%) 561  (29.9%)
Public television 1001  (53.5%) 308  (16.5%) 216  (11.6%) 217  (11.6%) 85  (4.5%) 43  (2.3%)
Public radio 1149  (61.4%) 288  (15.4%) 161  (8.6%) 166  (8.9%) 65  (3.5%) 43  (2.3%)
Talk radio 1357  (72.7%) 215  (11.5%) 135  (7.2%) 102  (5.5%) 37  (2.0%) 21  (1.1%)
Weekly news magazines 945  (50.5%) 393  (21.0%) 283  (15.1%) 178  (9.5%) 49  (2.6%) 22  (1.2%)
Campus newspaper 441  (23.5%) 352  (18.8%) 324  (17.3%) 449  (24.0%) 282  (15.1%) 25  (1.3%)
Other daily newspaper 884  (47.2%) 356  (19.0%) 220  (11.8%) 234  (12.5%) 121  (6.5%) 57  (3.0%)

7. Thinking back over the past month, which of the following was the main source of information for you about news and public affairs?

121  (6.5%)   National television news 24  (1.3%)   Talk radio
98  (5.2%)   Local television news 37  (2.0%)   Weekly news magazines
1233  (65.8%)   Internet 133  (7.1%)   Daily Californian
25  (1.3%)   Public television 155  (8.3%)   Other daily newspaper (such as San Francisco ChronicleNew York Times)
49  (2.6%)   Public Radio

8. Aside from campus newspapers and weekly newspapers, which, if any, newspapers do you read (not online) at least several times a week? (If you read more than three newspapers, please choose the three newspapers you read most often.)

Daily newspaper #1Daily newspaper #2Daily newspaper #3
314  (36.0%)   San Francisco Chronicle 
  206  (23.6%)   New York Times 
  78  (8.9%)   Wall Street Journal 
  22  (2.5%)   Oakland Tribune 
  43  (4.9%)   San Jose Mercury News 
  21  (2.4%)   Contra Costa Times 
  81  (9.3%)   Los Angeles Times 
  45  (5.2%)   Other local newspaper 
  26  (3.0%)   Other US newspaper (not local) 
  37  (4.2%)   Other international paper (outside US) 
  [1336 missing]     (Select one)
148  (27.2%)   San Francisco Chronicle 
  147  (27.0%)   New York Times 
  41  (7.5%)   Wall Street Journal 
  24  (4.4%)   Oakland Tribune 
  24  (4.4%)   San Jose Mercury News 
  14  (2.6%)   Contra Costa Times 
  41  (7.5%)   Los Angeles Times 
  42  (7.7%)   Other local newspaper 
  36  (6.6%)   Other US newspaper (not local) 
  27  (5.0%)   Other international paper (outside US) 
  [1693 missing]     (Select one)
38  (10.5%)   San Francisco Chronicle 
  46  (12.7%)   New York Times 
  53  (14.6%)   Wall Street Journal 
  33  (9.1%)   Oakland Tribune 
  23  (6.3%)   San Jose Mercury News 
  11  (3.0%)   Contra Costa Times 
  27  (7.4%)   Los Angeles Times 
  52  (14.3%)   Other local newspaper 
  41  (11.3%)   Other US newspaper (not local) 
  39  (10.7%)   Other international paper (outside US) 
  [1898 missing]     (Select one)

9. How often do you use the Internet as a source of news?

137  (7.3%)   Rarely or never [please skip to question 10]
161  (8.6%)   Less than once a week [please skip to question 10]
251  (13.4%)   Once a week [please skip to question 10]
381  (20.3%)   Several times a week
419  (22.3%)   Everyday
530  (28.2%)   More than once a day

9a. Which news website(s) do you use? (If you use more than three websites on a fairly regular basis, please choose the three websites you use most often.)

News website #1News website #2News website #3
  284  (20.7%)   CNN.com 
  182  (13.3%)   NYTimes.com (New York Times) 
  298  (21.8%)   Yahoo! 
  157  (11.5%)   Google News (news.google.com) 
  72  (5.3%)   MSN.com 
  150  (11.0%)   BBC.co.uk 
  35  (2.6%)   SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle) 
  20  (1.5%)   LATimes.com (Los Angeles Times) 
  27  (2.0%)   MSNBC.com 
  18  (1.3%)   ESPN.com 
  126  (9.2%)   Other news website 
  [818 missing]     (Select one)
  198  (17.6%)   CNN.com 
  124  (11.0%)   NYTimes.com (New York Times) 
  168  (14.9%)   Yahoo! 
  152  (13.5%)   Google News (news.google.com) 
  60  (5.3%)   MSN.com 
  99  (8.8%)   BBC.co.uk 
  62  (5.5%)   SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle) 
  28  (2.5%)   LATimes.com (Los Angeles Times) 
  48  (4.3%)   MSNBC.com 
  49  (4.3%)   ESPN.com 
  140  (12.4%)   Other news website 
  [1078 missing]     (Select one)
  88  (10.7%)   CNN.com 
  77  (9.4%)   NYTimes.com (New York Times) 
  70  (8.5%)   Yahoo! 
  87  (10.6%)   Google News (news.google.com) 
  47  (5.7%)   MSN.com 
  85  (10.4%)   BBC.co.uk 
  59  (7.2%)   SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle) 
  31  (3.8%)   LATimes.com (Los Angeles Times) 
  42  (5.1%)   MSNBC.com 
  57  (6.9%)   ESPN.com 
  178  (21.7%)   Other news website 
  [1411 missing]     (Select one)

Political Engagement

10. Thinking back on this academic year, how often have you done each of the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Attended meetings or rallies related to local, state, or national politics 1166  (62.3%) 358  (19.1%) 221  (11.8%) 70  (3.7%) 33  (1.8%) 23  (1.2%)
Engaged in protests or demonstrations 1388  (74.4%) 245  (13.1%) 151  (8.1%) 56  (3.0%) 13  (0.7%) 13  (0.7%)
Performed work or service for a political campaign 1435  (77.2%) 217  (11.7%) 125  (6.7%) 39  (2.1%) 23  (1.2%) 21  (1.1%)
Talked with friends about current events or things you have heard about in the news 116  (6.2%) 157  (8.4%) 490  (26.2%) 371  (19.9%) 367  (19.7%) 366  (19.6%)

11. And during this academic year, have you ever . . .

 NoYes
…signed an online petition? 1122  (60.1%) 746  (39.9%)
…forwarded an online petition to someone else? 1564  (83.7%) 304  (16.3%)
…written a letter or e-mail to an elected official? 1568  (83.9%) 301  (16.1%)
…donated money to a political cause? 1617  (86.4%) 254  (13.6%)
…worn a wristband to show your support for a political cause or issue? 1605  (86.2%) 257  (13.8%)
…refused to buy something from a company because you disagreed with the company's social or political values? 1086  (58.2%) 781  (41.8%)

12. Did you vote in the general election in November 2006?

209  (11.2%)   No, because I was not a citizen
102  (5.4%)   No, because I was not yet eighteen
696  (37.2%)   No
436  (23.3%)   Yes, in the community where I live while at Cal
430  (23.0%)   Yes, in my parents' community or at my permanent address

13. When it comes to politics, where would you place yourself on this scale? Please select the response closest to your position.

Very liberalLiberalSlightly liberalModerate: middle of the roadSlightly conservativeConservativeVery conservative
172  (9.2%) 647  (34.7%) 372  (19.9%) 405  (21.7%) 178  (9.5%) 79  (4.2%) 12  (0.6%)

14. Below is a scale with strong Democrats on one end and strong Republicans on the other, and with independents in the middle. Where would you place yourself in the scale?

I strongly prefer the DemocratsI prefer the DemocratsI am basically independent but lean toward the DemocratsI am independent, I have no preference for either partyI am basically independent but lean toward the RepublicansI prefer the RepublicansI strongly prefer the RepublicansOther party (please specify)
229  (12.5%)   473  (25.8%)  550  (30.0%)   367  (20.0%)   138  (7.5%)   58  (3.2%)   20  (1.1%)   [Open-ended text field]

15. Now think for a minute about your parents when you were growing up. Where would you place your MOTHER on this scale?

Strongly prefers the DemocratsPrefers the DemocratsBasically independent but leans toward the DemocratsIndependent, no preference for either partyBasically independent but leans toward the RepublicansPrefers the RepublicansStrongly prefer the RepublicansDon't knowOther party (please specify)
241  (13.0%)   448  (24.2%)  261  (14.1%)   290  (15.7%)   132  (7.1%)   182  (9.8%)   109  (5.9%)   190  (10.3%)  [Open-ended text field]

16. Where would you place your FATHER on this scale?

Strongly prefers the DemocratsPrefers the DemocratsBasically independent but leans toward the DemocratsIndependent, no preference for either partyBasically independent but leans toward the RepublicansPrefers the RepublicansStrongly prefer the RepublicansDon't knowOther party (please specify)
195  (10.6%)   348  (18.9%)  275  (15.0%)   258  (14.0%)   161  (8.8%)   242  (13.2%)  150  (8.2%)   209  (11.4%)  [Open-ended text field]

17. What is your religious preference?

69  (3.7%)   Baptist 4  (0.2%)   Quaker
134  (7.1%)   Buddhist 267  (14.2%)   Roman Catholic
60  (3.2%)   Christian Church (Disciples) 9  (0.5%)   Seventh Day Adventist
22  (1.2%)   Eastern Orthodox 8  (0.4%)   Sikh
13  (0.7%)   Episcopalian 9  (0.5%)   Taoist
33  (1.8%)   Hindu 6  (0.3%)   Unitarian/Universalist
87  (4.6%)   Jewish 2  (0.1%)   United Church of Christ/Congregational
11  (0.6%)   Methodist 165  (8.8%)   Other Christian
39  (2.1%)   Muslim 47  (2.5%)   Other Religion
72  (3.8%)   Presbyterian 822  (43.7%)   None

17a. Do you consider yourself a Born-Again Christian?

1599  (87.0%)   No
239  (13.0%)   Yes

18. Which of these best describes your opinion on the following issues?

 Agree stronglyAgree somewhatDisagree somewhatDisagree strongly
Abortion should be legal 1036  (55.3%)  524  (28.0%)  181  (9.7%)   132  (7.0%)  
The death penalty should be abolished 468  (25.1%)  564  (30.3%)  610  (32.7%)   222  (11.9%)  
Racial discrimination is no longer a major problem in America 34  (1.8%)   156  (8.3%)   573  (30.6%)   1107  (59.2%) 
Realistically, an individual can do little to bring about changes in our society 88  (4.7%)   438  (23.4%)  767  (41.0%)   578  (30.9%)  
Wealthy people should pay a larger share of taxes than they do now 584  (31.3%)  765  (41.1%)  371  (19.9%)   143  (7.7%)  
Colleges should prohibit racist/sexist speech on campus 400  (21.5%)  572  (30.7%)  613  (32.9%)   276  (14.8%)  
Same-sex couples should have the right to legal marital status 1094  (58.9%)  428  (23.1%)  186  (10.0%)   148  (8.0%)  
A national health care plan is needed to cover everybody's medical costs 806  (43.5%)  716  (38.6%)  237  (12.8%)   96  (5.2%)  
In view of the developments since we first sent our troops to Iraq, I think the United States made a mistake in sending troops to Iraq 1142  (61.5%)  502  (27.0%)  166  (8.9%)   48  (2.6%)  
The federal government's war on terrorism has unnecessarily compromised our civil liberties in this country 865  (47.0%)  629  (34.1%)  271  (14.7%)   77  (4.2%)  
Undocumented immigrants should be denied access to public education 146  (7.9%)   365  (19.7%)  619  (33.5%)   719  (38.9%)  

19. Do you think this country is moving in the right direction or wrong direction?

155  (8.2%)   Right direction
1047  (55.3%)   Wrong direction
693  (36.6%)   Don't know

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Part 3: Student Life and Development

Number of cases: 2,469

Response rate for module: 50.9%

Margin of error for module: ±1.4%

Parents' Involvement

1. Indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about how your parents are involved in your Cal experience this semester.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
My parents and I discuss what classes I should take 664  (32.4%) 457  (22.3%) 237  (11.6%) 375  (18.3%) 196  (9.6%) 120  (5.9%)
My parents and I discuss what I learned in class 402  (19.7%) 324  (15.9%) 278  (13.6%) 548  (26.8%) 349  (17.1%) 141  (6.9%)
My parents are very interested in my academic progress 97  (4.7%) 54  (2.6%) 113  (5.5%) 431  (21.1%) 672  (32.9%) 677  (33.1%)
My parents stress the importance of getting good grades 147  (7.2%) 125  (6.2%) 201  (9.9%) 496  (24.4%) 539  (26.6%) 522  (25.7%)
I am pursuing, or considering, a major I don't like in order to please my parents 1219  (59.6%) 426  (20.8%) 188  (9.2%) 140  (6.8%) 49  (2.4%) 23  (1.1%)
My parents ask about my friends or non-academic activities at Cal 149  (7.3%) 122  (6.0%) 141  (6.9%) 455  (22.3%) 703  (34.4%) 474  (23.2%)

2. When it comes to my life as a college student, I would prefer that my parents be:

64  (3.1%)   Much more involved
280  (13.7%)   Somewhat more involved
1533  (74.9%)   Involved as much as they are now
128  (6.3%)   Somewhat less involved
41  (2.0%)   Much less involved

3. Thinking back on this academic year, how often have you typically had contact with one or both of your parents?

Usually every dayA few times a weekAbout once a weekA few times a monthOnce a month or lessNot at all
By phone 497  (24.3%) 655  (32.1%) 510  (25.0%) 263  (12.9%) 78  (3.8%) 40  (2.0%)
By text message through cell phone 75  (3.8%) 108  (5.4%) 86  (4.3%) 101  (5.1%) 136  (6.8%) 1488  (74.6%)
By email or instant message on the Internet 58  (2.9%) 249  (12.3%) 332  (16.4%) 429  (21.2%) 326  (16.1%) 626  (31.0%)
In person 87  (4.3%) 65  (3.2%) 161  (7.9%) 347  (17.1%) 1066  (52.4%) 309  (15.2%)

Goals & Aspirations

4. Indicate how important each of the following college goals is to you.

Very importantSomewhat importantNot important
Be in a position to give something back to my community after finishing my education 1263  (61.9%) 673  (33.0%) 103  (5.1%)
Acquire a well-rounded general education 1556  (76.3%) 436  (21.4%) 48  (2.4%)
Discover what kind of person I really want to be 1685  (82.7%) 294  (14.4%) 59  (2.9%)
Achieve a high GPA 1063  (52.2%) 824  (40.4%) 151  (7.4%)
Form romantic relationships 523  (25.7%) 912  (44.7%) 603  (29.6%)
Establish meaningful friendships 1528  (75.0%) 451  (22.1%) 59  (2.9%)
Prepare for graduate or professional school 1350  (66.3%) 564  (27.7%) 121  (5.9%)
Obtain the skills I need to pursue my chosen career 1676  (82.3%) 329  (16.2%) 31  (1.5%)
Be in a position to make a lot of money after finishing my education 818  (40.2%) 925  (45.4%) 294  (14.4%)
Explore new ideas 1485  (72.8%) 518  (25.4%) 36  (1.8%)
Enjoy my college years before assuming adult responsibilities 1250  (61.5%) 591  (29.1%) 192  (9.4%)
Develop a personal code of values and ethics 1284  (63.1%) 604  (29.7%) 146  (7.2%)
Develop an in-depth understanding of a specific field of study 1456  (71.4%) 524  (25.7%) 58  (2.8%)
Integrate spirituality into my life 623  (30.6%) 599  (29.5%) 811  (39.9%)
Establish social networks that will help further my career 1048  (51.5%) 819  (40.2%) 168  (8.3%)
Obtain the skills I need to function in the international arena 934  (45.9%) 793  (39.0%) 308  (15.1%)

5. Think about the type of person you are. With which, if any, of the following types of students at Cal do you personally identify? That is, which of these "college identities" best describes who you are?

345  (14.0%)   Artsy students 292  (11.8%)   Slackers
197  (8.0%)   Athletes/jocks 249  (10.1%)   Students from very poor backgrounds
251  (10.2%)   Conservative students 60  (2.4%)   Students from very rich backgrounds
190  (7.7%)   Feminist students 1042  (42.2%)   Students in my major or field of interest
206  (8.3%)   Fraternity/sorority members 633  (25.6%)   Students involved in my campus organization
296  (12.0%)   Immigrant students 657  (26.6%)   Students of my racial or ethnic background
83  (3.4%)   Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender students 836  (33.9%)   Students who are serious about getting good grades
642  (26.0%)   Liberal students 343  (13.9%)   Transfer students
301  (12.2%)   Partiers 322  (13.0%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]
322  (13.0%)   Religious or spiritual students

6. With which ONE of these groups do you MOST strongly identify?

  73  (3.7%)   Artsy students
  55  (2.8%)   Athletes/jocks
  34  (1.7%)   Conservative students
  17  (0.9%)   Feminist students
  69  (3.5%)   Fraternity/sorority members
  62  (3.1%)   Immigrant students
  17  (0.9%)   Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender students
  121  (6.1%)   Liberal students
  19  (1.0%)   Partiers
  107  (5.4%)   Religious or spiritual students
  77  (3.9%)   Slackers
  40  (2.0%)   Students from very poor backgrounds
  4  (0.2%)   Students from very rich backgrounds
  363  (18.2%)   Students in my major or field of interest
  156  (7.8%)   Students involved in my campus organization
  179  (9.0%)   Students of my racial or ethnic background
  221  (11.1%)   Students who are serious about getting good grades
  110  (5.5%)   Transfer students
  269  (13.5%)   Other
  [330 missing]     (Select one)

7. How would you characterize your political orientation?

Very liberalLiberalSlightly liberalModerate: middle of the roadSlightly conservativeConservativeVery conservative
194  (9.6%) 647  (31.9%) 407  (20.1%) 439  (21.6%) 207  (10.2%) 116  (5.7%) 18  (0.9%)

Personal growth & development

8. Think back to when you first entered Cal. Please rate your understanding and awareness of the following issues at that time and now.

 When you entered CalAs you are now
My own racial and ethnic identity 78  (3.9%)   Very poor 
  129  (6.4%)   Poor 
  565  (28.0%)   Fair 
  597  (29.6%)   Good 
  366  (18.1%)   Very good 
  282  (14.0%)   Excellent 
  [300 missing]     (Select one)
32  (1.6%)   Very poor 
  26  (1.3%)   Poor 
  297  (14.8%)   Fair 
  626  (31.1%)   Good 
  616  (30.6%)   Very good 
  413  (20.5%)   Excellent 
  [307 missing]     (Select one)
The social problems facing our nation 111  (5.5%)   Very poor 
  337  (16.7%)   Poor 
  755  (37.4%)   Fair 
  555  (27.5%)   Good 
  174  (8.6%)   Very good 
  87  (4.3%)   Excellent 
  [298 missing]     (Select one)
35  (1.7%)   Very poor 
  73  (3.6%)   Poor 
  364  (18.0%)   Fair 
  713  (35.3%)   Good 
  622  (30.8%)   Very good 
  211  (10.5%)   Excellent 
  [298 missing]     (Select one)
The social problems facing the world 140  (7.0%)   Very poor 
  395  (19.6%)   Poor 
  795  (39.5%)   Fair 
  470  (23.3%)   Good 
  141  (7.0%)   Very good 
  73  (3.6%)   Excellent 
  [302 missing]     (Select one)
40  (2.0%)   Very poor 
  92  (4.6%)   Poor 
  400  (19.9%)   Fair 
  729  (36.2%)   Good 
  535  (26.6%)   Very good 
  216  (10.7%)   Excellent 
  [305 missing]     (Select one)
Social class and economic differences/issues 92  (4.6%)   Very poor 
  288  (14.3%)   Poor 
  826  (41.0%)   Fair 
  529  (26.3%)   Good 
  187  (9.3%)   Very good 
  91  (4.5%)   Excellent 
  [304 missing]     (Select one)
25  (1.2%)   Very poor 
  56  (2.8%)   Poor 
  369  (18.4%)   Fair 
  733  (36.5%)   Good 
  573  (28.5%)   Very good 
  254  (12.6%)   Excellent 
  [306 missing]     (Select one)
Racial and ethnic differences/issues 74  (3.7%)   Very poor 
  237  (11.8%)   Poor 
  785  (39.1%)   Fair 
  611  (30.4%)   Good 
  203  (10.1%)   Very good 
  100  (5.0%)   Excellent 
  [306 missing]     (Select one)
21  (1.0%)   Very poor 
  42  (2.1%)   Poor 
  345  (17.1%)   Fair 
  704  (35.0%)   Good 
  633  (31.5%)   Very good 
  267  (13.3%)   Excellent 
  [304 missing]     (Select one)
Gender and sexual orientation differences/issues 163  (8.1%)   Very poor 
  321  (15.9%)   Poor 
  733  (36.4%)   Fair 
  533  (26.5%)   Good 
  179  (8.9%)   Very good 
  86  (4.3%)   Excellent 
  [301 missing]     (Select one)
48  (2.4%)   Very poor 
  86  (4.3%)   Poor 
  428  (21.3%)   Fair 
  741  (36.8%)   Good 
  481  (23.9%)   Very good 
  229  (11.4%)   Excellent 
  [303 missing]     (Select one)

9. Please describe for us the most important way that you have changed or developed as a person since you became a student at Cal.

[Open-ended textarea field]

Time allocation

10. You told us earlier how much time you spend studying and working. How much time do you spend on each of these other activities in a typical week?

Zero hours1-56-1011-1516-2021-2526-30More than 30
Attending movies, concerts, sports or other entertainment events 562  (28.0%) 1230  (61.2%) 152  (7.6%) 45  (2.2%) 13  (0.6%) 4  (0.2%) 3  (0.1%) 1  (0.0%)
Performing community service or volunteer activities 1015  (50.4%) 734  (36.5%) 162  (8.1%) 61  (3.0%) 23  (1.1%) 7  (0.3%) 3  (0.1%) 7  (0.3%)
Participating in physical exercise, recreational sports, or physically active hobbies 351  (17.5%) 1057  (52.6%) 375  (18.6%) 134  (6.7%) 52  (2.6%) 19  (0.9%) 9  (0.4%) 14  (0.7%)
Participating in spiritual or religious activities 1360  (67.7%) 459  (22.8%) 103  (5.1%) 49  (2.4%) 17  (0.8%) 12  (0.6%) 1  (0.0%) 8  (0.4%)
Participating in student clubs or organizations 673  (33.6%) 758  (37.8%) 304  (15.2%) 151  (7.5%) 66  (3.3%) 22  (1.1%) 11  (0.5%) 18  (0.9%)
Pursuing a recreational or creative interest (arts/crafts, reading, music, hobbies, etc.) 410  (20.4%) 956  (47.7%) 379  (18.9%) 133  (6.6%) 72  (3.6%) 24  (1.2%) 10  (0.5%) 22  (1.1%)
Socializing with friends 51  (2.5%) 563  (27.9%) 633  (31.4%) 386  (19.2%) 198  (9.8%) 77  (3.8%) 32  (1.6%) 75  (3.7%)
Spending time with family 975  (48.6%) 667  (33.2%) 169  (8.4%) 106  (5.3%) 30  (1.5%) 20  (1.0%) 13  (0.6%) 27  (1.3%)
Using the computer for non-academic purposes (games, shopping, email/instant messaging, etc.) 48  (2.4%) 513  (25.5%) 559  (27.8%) 408  (20.3%) 230  (11.5%) 91  (4.5%) 55  (2.7%) 104  (5.2%)
Watching TV 595  (29.6%) 841  (41.9%) 335  (16.7%) 143  (7.1%) 48  (2.4%) 23  (1.1%) 12  (0.6%) 11  (0.5%)
Commuting to school and to work 648  (32.2%) 1019  (50.6%) 210  (10.4%) 76  (3.8%) 29  (1.4%) 12  (0.6%) 12  (0.6%) 6  (0.3%)

11. During this academic year, what was the average number of hours per night you slept on weeknights?

  7  (0.3%)   0-2
  86  (4.3%)   3-4
  934  (46.7%)   5-6
  887  (44.3%)   7-8
  82  (4.1%)   9-10
  6  (0.3%)   11+
  [319 missing]     (Select one)

Obstacles & Support for Academic Success

12. During this academic year, how often have the following experiences interfered with your school work or academic success?

All the timeFrequentlyOccasionallyRarelyNot at all
Being depressed 80  (4.0%) 295  (14.6%) 610  (30.2%) 635  (31.5%) 398  (19.7%)
Being stressed 208  (10.3%) 736  (36.5%) 757  (37.5%) 248  (12.3%) 70  (3.5%)
Being too tired (sleep deprived) 210  (10.4%) 671  (33.2%) 793  (39.2%) 290  (14.3%) 57  (2.8%)
Participating in campus activities 84  (4.2%) 318  (15.8%) 606  (30.0%) 623  (30.9%) 386  (19.1%)
Feeling emotional distress 106  (5.3%) 360  (17.8%) 653  (32.4%) 603  (29.9%) 296  (14.7%)
Family responsibilities or obligations 95  (4.7%) 213  (10.6%) 485  (24.0%) 712  (35.3%) 512  (25.4%)
Being ill, in poor physical health, or injured 42  (2.1%) 123  (6.1%) 477  (23.6%) 896  (44.4%) 482  (23.9%)
Fulfilling job responsibilities 81  (4.0%) 265  (13.1%) 405  (20.1%) 428  (21.2%) 837  (41.5%)
Dealing with a difficult living situation (e.g., noise or an inconsiderate roommate) 118  (5.9%) 236  (11.7%) 511  (25.3%) 622  (30.9%) 529  (26.2%)
Supporting political activities or social causes 23  (1.1%) 69  (3.4%) 259  (12.9%) 544  (27.1%) 1112  (55.4%)
Having an active social life or partying excessively 31  (1.5%) 137  (6.8%) 492  (24.4%) 657  (32.6%) 697  (34.6%)

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Part 3: Evaluation of Student Services

This year's module focuses on programs and services provided by the Career Center at Cal.

Number of cases: 2,419

Response rate for module: 52.5%

Margin of error for module: ±1.4%

Overall experience

1. Do you know where the Cal Career Center is located?

1344  (66.5%)   Yes
396  (19.6%)   No
280  (13.9%)   Not sure

2. During this academic year, what was your experience with the Career Center?

832  (41.2%)   Didn't need
518  (25.6%)   Needed but didn't use
115  (5.7%)   Used and it was excellent
326  (16.1%)   Used and it was good
193  (9.6%)   Used and it was fair
36  (1.8%)   Used and it was poor

Why didn't you use the Career Center? (Please select all that apply.)

53  (2.2%)   I had never heard of it 26  (1.1%)   I had concerns about possible costs
182  (7.5%)   I didn't know what it offered 17  (0.7%)   I had concerns about possible lack of confidentiality
69  (2.9%)   I didn't know if I was eligible 43  (1.8%)   I was embarrassed to use it
201  (8.3%)   I did not know how to access it 307  (12.7%)   I didn't have enough time
35  (1.4%)   It has a poor reputation 10  (0.4%)   I use an off-campus service instead
66  (2.7%)   The hours are inconvenient 46  (1.9%)   Other, please specify [Open-ended text field]
190  (7.9%)   The location is inconvenient

3. During this academic year, how many times have you visited the Career Center's website (career.berkeley.edu)?

667  (32.9%)   Never
550  (27.1%)   Once or twice
405  (20.0%)   Three to five times
404  (19.9%)   Six times or more

Career Center Programs & Services

The following four sections ask about a number of programs and services offered by the Career Center. Please select the response that mostly closely reflects your experience with each specific program or service.

4. Career counseling services

 Used itNever used but know about itKnow a little about itHave never heard of it
Career assessments (tests that help clarify career or academic interests) 178  (8.9%) 592  (29.7%) 310  (15.6%) 913  (45.8%)
Career counseling appointments (one-on-one 45- or 15-minute sessions with career counselors) 376  (18.9%) 655  (32.9%) 334  (16.8%) 625  (31.4%)
Career exploration workshops (such as Career Options for English MajorsIntro. to International Careers) 116  (5.8%) 604  (30.4%) 355  (17.9%) 911  (45.9%)
CareerMail (email lists for different career, internship, and graduate school interests) 523  (26.4%) 380  (19.2%) 251  (12.7%) 830  (41.8%)
Career Week (April event featuring over 35 career and internship workshops) 381  (19.2%) 793  (39.9%) 410  (20.6%) 405  (20.4%)
Services for students with disabilities (such as Cal Transitions, help with disclosing disabilities to employers) 41  (2.1%) 585  (29.6%) 324  (16.4%) 1026  (51.9%)
What Can I Do with a Major in... (online survey results showing where Cal alumni found jobs and went to graduate school) 510  (25.6%) 435  (21.9%) 382  (19.2%) 663  (33.3%)
@cal Career Network (online database of Cal alumni willing to talk to Cal students about their careers) 90  (4.5%) 404  (20.3%) 276  (13.9%) 1219  (61.3%)

5. Internship services

 Used itNever used but know about itKnow a little about itHave never heard of it
Externships (winter break opportunities to observe Cal alumni at their jobs) 66  (3.3%) 562  (28.4%) 349  (17.6%) 1003  (50.7%)
Internship fairs/internship opportunities at other fairs (such as Early Bird Internship Fair,Internship & Summer Job Fair) 434  (21.9%) 667  (33.7%) 459  (23.2%) 421  (21.3%)
Internship workshops (such as Finding Your First InternshipInternships in Health) 129  (6.5%) 685  (34.6%) 457  (23.1%) 710  (35.8%)
Online internship resources (such as online internship listings, lists of internships by career field) 423  (21.4%) 475  (24.1%) 408  (20.7%) 669  (33.9%)

6. Employment services

 Used itNever used but know about itKnow a little about itHave never heard of it
CalJobs: Job Listings (online database with full and part-time, on and off-campus jobs and internships) 886  (44.5%) 413  (20.8%) 320  (16.1%) 370  (18.6%)
CalJobs: On Campus Recruiting (employers holding interviews for jobs and internships at the Career Center) 410  (20.6%) 702  (35.3%) 412  (20.7%) 465  (23.4%)
Career fairs (such as Cal Career FairNonprofit & Public Service Career FairJust in Time Job Fair) 623  (31.4%) 747  (37.7%) 378  (19.1%) 236  (11.9%)
Employer information sessions (employers' presentations to introduce their organizations to Cal students) 259  (13.1%) 620  (31.3%) 399  (20.2%) 702  (35.5%)
Job search tools (such as resume critiques, mock interviews, Job Search GuideVaultemployer & industry guides) 357  (18.0%) 553  (27.9%) 394  (19.9%) 680  (34.3%)
Job search workshops (such as Writing an Effective ResumePreparing for Successful Interviews) 234  (11.8%) 672  (33.9%) 424  (21.4%) 650  (32.8%)

7. Graduate school services

 Used itNever used but know about itKnow a little about itHave never heard of it
Ask the Counselor (online question and answer service addressing graduate school concerns) 119  (6.1%) 362  (18.5%) 267  (13.6%) 1209  (61.8%)
Graduate school fairs (such as Graduate School FairLaw School Fair) 119  (6.1%) 494  (25.2%) 337  (17.2%) 1008  (51.5%)
Graduate school workshops (such as Writing a Winning Statement for Graduate School) 72  (3.7%) 472  (24.2%) 330  (16.9%) 1074  (55.1%)
Medical school workshops & visits (such as Pre-med Info SessionMeet the Medical School: UCSF) 88  (4.5%) 476  (24.4%) 298  (15.3%) 1090  (55.8%)
Law school workshops & visits (such as Law School Application EssentialsMeet the Law School: Duke) 44  (2.3%) 486  (24.9%) 291  (14.9%) 1128  (57.9%)
Letter service (service to manage letters of recommendation for graduate school admission) 142  (7.3%) 451  (23.0%) 287  (14.7%) 1078  (55.1%)
Online statement review service (submit your graduate school admission essay for feedback) 36  (1.8%) 352  (18.0%) 226  (11.6%) 1337  (68.5%)

Internship experience

8. How important do you feel an internship is to your future career or graduate school plans?

  817  (40.7%)   Extremely important
  556  (27.7%)   Very important
  440  (21.9%)   Somewhat important
  154  (7.7%)   Not very important
  38  (1.9%)   Not at all important
  [249 missing]     (Select one)

9. How many career-related internships have you had since starting at Cal?

Part-timeFull-time
1451  (76.1%)   0 
  294  (15.4%)   1 
  117  (6.1%)   2 
  33  (1.7%)   3 
  9  (0.5%)   4 
  1  (0.1%)   5 
  1  (0.1%)   7 or more 
  [361 missing]     (Select one)
1476  (82.2%)   0 
  238  (13.3%)   1 
  59  (3.3%)   2 
  16  (0.9%)   3 
  5  (0.3%)   4 
  1  (0.1%)   5 
  [474 missing]     (Select one)

10. If you had an internship in Summer 2006, please provide the following information:

Employer's nameTitle of your positionSalary/compensation
[Open-ended text field] [Open-ended text field] 96  (27.6%)   None 
  41  (11.8%)   Less than $10/hour 
  116  (33.3%)   $10/hour to $14.99/hour 
  43  (12.4%)   $15/hour to $19.99/hour 
  38  (10.9%)   $20/hour to $25/hour 
  14  (4.0%)   Over $25/hour 
  [2043 missing]     (Select one)

11. If you have not had any internships during your time at Cal, what is the primary reason?

414  (27.8%)   I didn't have enough time
283  (19.0%)   I didn't know how to find one
119  (8.0%)   I couldn't find one related to my interests
116  (7.8%)   I needed to earn more money
78  (5.2%)   It didn't occur to me to look for an internship
98  (6.6%)   I am still undecided about my career goals
223  (15.0%)   I am not ready for an internship at this point, but plan to obtain one later
157  (10.6%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

12. Finally, what could the Career Center do to better serve Cal undergraduates?

[Open-ended textarea field]

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Part 3: Diversity

Number of cases: 2,345

Response rate for module: 50.2%

Margin of error for module: ±1.4%

Reflective Essay

To understand better the significance of diversity at Berkeley we would like you to write about your personal experience with another student or students whose background was different than yours. By background we mean any significant dimension such as gender, race, religious beliefs, and so forth. Thinking back from when you entered Cal, select the experience, interaction, or friendship with another student or students of a different background from yours that has had the most significant impact on your own development or way of thinking.

1. First, for the experience you have selected, what is the most significant way or ways your background differed from the background of the other student or students?

232  (9.9%)   Age
132  (5.6%)   Gender
451  (19.2%)   Social Class
479  (20.4%)   Nationality or Country of Origin
273  (11.6%)   Political Beliefs
573  (24.4%)   Race/Ethnicity
416  (17.7%)   Religious Beliefs
126  (5.4%)   Sexual Orientation
142  (6.1%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

2. Now please describe in some detail the nature of the experience or interaction and how it has affected you. Start by telling us when the experience or interaction took place.

[Open-ended textarea field]

3. In terms of your overall undergraduate experience at Cal, how would you rate this experience and other experiences with those from backgrounds different than your own?

481  (30.8%)   Very important
618  (39.6%)   Important
317  (20.3%)   Somewhat important
145  (9.3%)   Not that important

Organization/Structured Activities

4. Students at Cal sometimes belong to student groups or participate in structured activities that help promote diversity or the inclusion and success of those from backgrounds that are not well represented at Cal. Examples include student recruitment, tutoring, and community service or political action. Do you currently belong to any campus group or participate in any activities of this nature?

345  (19.8%)   Yes, two or more groups/activities
428  (24.5%)   Yes, one group/activity
972  (55.7%)   No, not at the present time

[If student belongs to two or more groups:]

Please briefly describe them. If you participate in more than two groups or activities, please select the two in which you participate the most.

[Responses to three open-ended questions each for first and second group.]

[If student belongs to one group:]

Please briefly describe it.

[Responses to three open-ended questions about group.]

[If student does not belong any group:]

Would you be interested in participating in such a group or activity in the future? (This is not a solicitation to participate. Your response will remain confidential.)

331  (34.6%)   Yes
209  (21.8%)   No
417  (43.6%)   Not sure

What kind of group or activity would interest you?

[Open-ended text field]

Campus Climate

5. Indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about Cal.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I feel free to express my political beliefs on campus 36  (2.0%) 74  (4.1%) 119  (6.7%) 400  (22.4%) 724  (40.6%) 431  (24.2%)
I feel free to express my religious beliefs on campus 35  (2.0%) 53  (3.0%) 121  (6.8%) 438  (24.6%) 733  (41.2%) 397  (22.3%)
Students are respected here regardless of their economic or social class 37  (2.1%) 84  (4.7%) 193  (10.8%) 478  (26.8%) 686  (38.5%) 306  (17.2%)
Students are respected here regardless of their gender 21  (1.2%) 39  (2.2%) 99  (5.6%) 383  (21.5%) 785  (44.1%) 455  (25.5%)
Students are respected here regardless of their race or ethnicity 42  (2.4%) 84  (4.7%) 174  (9.8%) 485  (27.2%) 671  (37.6%) 328  (18.4%)
Students are respected here regardless of their religious beliefs 39  (2.2%) 62  (3.5%) 186  (10.4%) 490  (27.5%) 689  (38.7%) 314  (17.6%)
Students are respected here regardless of their political beliefs 57  (3.2%) 116  (6.5%) 243  (13.7%) 481  (27.0%) 630  (35.4%) 253  (14.2%)
Students are respected here regardless of their sexual orientation 22  (1.2%) 46  (2.6%) 128  (7.2%) 494  (27.8%) 750  (42.3%) 334  (18.8%)

6. Finally, please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
The campus administration seems committed to encouraging diversity and inclusion at Cal 61  (3.4%) 77  (4.3%) 196  (11.0%) 578  (32.5%) 640  (36.0%) 228  (12.8%)
In my experience, Berkeley faculty make an effort to relate to all students regardless of background 32  (1.8%) 76  (4.3%) 184  (10.4%) 530  (29.8%) 687  (38.7%) 268  (15.1%)
In my experience, Berkeley staff make an effort to relate to all students regardless of background 28  (1.6%) 59  (3.3%) 169  (9.6%) 593  (33.6%) 686  (38.9%) 229  (13.0%)
There is too much emphasis on diversity at Cal 185  (10.4%) 353  (19.8%) 448  (25.1%) 382  (21.4%) 216  (12.1%) 200  (11.2%)
All groups of students at Cal tend to be fairly represented in the ASUC (student government) 174  (10.1%) 255  (14.8%) 396  (23.1%) 561  (32.7%) 285  (16.6%) 47  (2.7%)

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