Student Sustainability Survey


In 2010, after receiving the approval of students and the Board of Trustees, the university began charging students $8 per semester to fund campus sustainability projects.  The annually distributed Student Sustainability Survey is an anonymous survey that measures student opinions on campus sustainability projects.  By taking the survey, students can directly influence how the sustainability fee funds are spent. This survey aligns the sustainability fee directly with students’ priorities, while promoting a culture of campus sustainability that has the potential to benefit all WMU students. This is the sixth annual offering of the survey. 


The Student Sustainability Survey asks students to rank sustainability related projects by their importance and perceived benefits.  Last year's survey results signaled increased interest in healthy and affordable food options on campus as well as the desire for on campus sustainable residential living options. Students also indicated their desire for increasing WMU’s renewable energy infrastructure and the implementation of an introductory sustainability course to fulfill general education credits.  

BUT WAIT - THERE IS A PRIZE? Each survey participant will be entered in a drawing for prizes including an iPad mini or a gift card to the Bronco Bookstore! Survey results will be available for review on the Office for Sustainability website in May 2016. 

Thank you to the over 1 thousand WMU students who participated in the 2016 survey. Now that we have heard from you we are hard at work compiling survey results and will publish them soon! Stay tuned for survey results and the announcement of the raffle drawing winners! 

Review Prior Survey results 

2015 Student Sustainability Survey and Literacy Assessment 

2014 Student Sustainability Survey and Literacy Assessment