The Students’ Association is seeking student opinions about environmental issues on campus. A “Green Survey” was sent out to all full-time undergraduate students last week asking whether or not students would like to implement new green programs on campus.
The green survey has a series of strongly agree/strongly disagree questions and takes about three minutes to complete. As of last Friday, there have been 376 responses, and more are coming in.
Abbey Moses, SA executive president, said she’s been actively “finding ways to implement new green programs on campus.” The information gathered from the survey will be used for a proposal presented to the university administration about the university’s energy use, historical environmental involvement and opinions from faculty and staff. This proposal will also include rough blueprints for environmental programs on campus.
Moses said SA is looking for a “mixed methodology approach” by combining the survey with singular interviews and others with focus groups on the topic. Through this, she said that they hope to be able to fully present the voice of the school to administration by December.
“The best part about the survey is that students get to give us their opinion,” Moses said.“I don’t want to do something that students don’t want to be done. It’s my job to represent them.”
The results learned from the survey will affect what students will see on their ballots during the student body vote in April. After the vote, administration will take a deeper look into what it will affect, whether it be through a raised tuition, a new policy or an addition to constitution to guarantee sustainable processes for campus.
“This survey will enact change for ACU history. History is taking attendance, and we better show up,” Moses said.