Brighton University is one of the many institutions running the survey which aims to better understand the experiences of people from black or minority ethnic groups.
A source says that the survey is needed in order for the university to see where they are now and how they can achieve it if it hasn't been already.
The survey is being conducted across the UK as part of a pilot, which is in accordance with the Race Equality Charter Mark.
When we asked students what race equality meant to them we found that all of them thought it was something positive which everyone should be a part of.
18,000 students and 2,300 staff have been invited to take part via email and it's open until November 20th.
The responses are anonymous and untraceable to the individual so that students and staff can comment freely.
The university previously conducted a similar survey relating to gender equality named “Athena Swan”.