Student Sustainability Survey

WHAT IS IT?

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. 2016 marks the sixth annual survey.

Students Discussing  Survey Results

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

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 at the end of April.