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. This is the sixth annual offering of the survey.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
The Student Sustainability Survey asks students to rank sustainability related projects by their importance and perceived benefits. Recent 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 have also indicated their desire for increasing WMU’s renewable energy infrastructure and the implementation of an introductory sustainability course to fulfill general education credits.
Review Survey results