A Students’ Association survey released Wednesday will give students an opportunity to express their opinions on multiple campus issues.
The 50-question Zoomerang survey will cover topics including recycling, meal plans, attendance policy, social clubs and volunteering. SA Vice President Jared Elk, said the survey is a great way for students to have their voices heard. Students can take the survey through Friday.
“There are a lot of good surveys sent out. This is one of the most important,” Elk said. “This is the students’ one opportunity to take an SA survey while at ACU. It probably won’t be done again for several years.”
Elk, senior political science major from Savoy, said the survey allows students to help shape the course of SA for the next several years. Elk said the last survey, sent out three years ago, helped change the university’s alcohol policy.
“The purpose of the survey is to try to figure out what the students’ wants, needs and goals at ACU are,” Elk said. “We want to know how we can express those goals to the administration and get people working toward the same goals. ”
Elk said almost 1,000 students took the last survey and he hopes for similar participation numbers with this survey. SA will award prizes to random students who take the survey. The awards include an iPad, iHome, blankets and other ACU gifts.
SA Chief Development Officer Connor Best said students should take the survey to tell SA what issues they deem to be important.
“It’s going to help SA really understand what the student body wants,” Best said. “This Saturday we are planning a spring retreat and we want to put into action the information we’ve received. It’ll help us better advocate on their behalf.”
Best, junior political science major from Sacramento, Calif., hopes to see an increase in participation over the last survey.
“This is really important because the only way this is legitamate is if a bunch of students take the survey,” Best said.