Students See CSB/SJU as a Positive Environment for Controversy

Table 13: Students See CSB/SJU as a Positive Environment for Controversy

  • 75.4% of students say they have frequently or very frequently learned something new as a result of participating in a controversial conversation” (mean 3.9866).
  • Only 28.7% of students agree or agree strongly that “the campus culture at CSB/SJU avoids controversy” (mean 2.8160).
  • 82.8% of students agree or agree strongly that “the campus culture at CSB/SJU is usually polite” (mean 4.1424).
  • 70% say they have never been “penalized for expressing my views on a controversial topic” (mean 1.5593).
  • 63.5% say they have sometimes or frequently been “rewarded for expressing my views on a controversial topic” (mean 2.8427).
  • 44.5% agree, and only 18.1% disagree, that “CSB/SJU has provided me with many opportunities to discuss the issues that have the biggest impact on my life” (mean 3.3398).