SGA survey offers students a chance to voice opinions, win prizes

Hannah Ash

Students will have a chance to voice their opinions and win a variety of prizes through the Student Government Association (SGA) survey beginning Sept. 30.

Surveys will be sent directly to student inboxes and will ask questions about topics such as OnCourse and OneStart use, dining, athletics, student involvement and educational quality.

Brendice Combs, sociology senior, said she hopes the survey addresses Greek life on campus.

“I’d like to see Greek life stronger,” she said. “We’re trying to grow.”

SGA president Stephon Moore said the information from the surveys will be used to help SGA better serve IUS students.

“Basically, we will use the information to align the goals we have for the year,” Moore said. “This is going to help us know what we need to focus on and help the administration know what they need to focus on.”

Julie Schubert, secondary education senior, said she would like the survey to give her a chance to share her opinion about campus dining options.

“I would like healthier food options in the cafeteria,” she said.

To win prizes, all students have to do is take the survey, Moore said. Prizes include $10 on 16 students’ Ucards, free t-shirts for the first 100 students to complete the survey and $5 bookstore gift cards for 10 students. Students who win those prizes will also be entered to win one of four $250 scholarships and more.

Moore said he hopes the survey runs annually. This year’s survey will serve as a blue print for future surveys, Moore said.

After the survey closes, Institutional Research will compile a comprehensive report for the SGA and administrators, Moore said.

The survey will be sent out on Sept. 30 and run until Nov. 1. Two weeks after the original survey distribution, surveys will be sent out again for students who have not responded to the survey by the tw0-week mark.

Surveys will be sent out again two weeks after the initial survey distribution for students who have not responded to the survey by that point.