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Wright State University (WSU) sends out a Student Engagement with Athletics Survey, evaluating student opinion on the athletics department.
The survey, sent out in a campus-wide communications email, is open to all Wright State students.
Initiated by the WSU Board of Trustees Special Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics, the survey measures student opinions on the athletics department.
Topics included in the survey range from attendance at sports events to needed improvements and perceptions in athletics, according to the survey information.
The survey is unique to each student, with personalized links sent out to WSU emails on Oct. 18, 2021. These links are valid until Oct. 24.
Those who participate in the survey will be entered for the chance to win a $100 gift card, according to the email.
The survey is part of the Committee’s initiative to gather information about the WSU athletics program.
The Committee as well as the full Board will take the data collected in the survey to evaluate the program, according to Dean of Students Chris Taylor.
WSU is partnering with MRJ advising to conduct and analyze the survey.
Stakeholders in WSU Athletics such as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Athletics Director Bob Grant also collaborated with the firm to create the survey.
The WSU Student Government Association (SGA) is another key stakeholder in the survey. SGA is promoting the survey via tabling and student engagement.
“Every student is important, every single voice is important. Everybody that fills it [the survey] out is going to help make a difference,” SGA President Johathan Ciero said.
Students, like Devin Huelskamp, who have already participated in the survey express optimism about the data collected.
“As long as enough people take the survey they [the Committee] should be able to know what to do to promote them [athletics] more or focus on various areas of athletics that do not get as much attention as others,” Huelskamp said.
The unique survey link sent to students will remain valid until Oct. 24, 2021.