TO: Mike Tatum and Ringlen Ringlen
FROM: Kevin Donnelly
Results from Student Survey
During the last week of school we requested the SBA to randomly
pass out approximately 525 surveys (sample copy attached) to students either in
classrooms or as they moved from class to class. The data from these surveys was to assist the Sports Center in
obtaining the following:
profile of the student completing the survey (male/female, number of
semesters at COM and living on or off campus)
utilization of the Sports Center during any given month
student’s suggested additions or changes to the current programs and
We received 120 surveys back or a 23% return rate. All the surveys are numbered so if you wish
to review any of them you are most welcome to. The SBA students told us as that,
when they were passing out the surveys, a great many of the off-campus students,
once they had read and found out what the survey contained, didn’t want to
complete it. These students said “They
do not use the Sports Center because it is too far from town and that they do
not want to stay after class to use it or drive back to COM in the evening”.
The student profile from the 120 survey yields the
were 84 females and 36 males responding
those responding 105, 87.5 percent, lived in the dorms
of the respondents were in their second to fourth semester with the
majority of them in their second semester
of the comments as to why students didn’t use the gym were as follows:
far away (from town)
room not open
pong room not opened
enough to do in gym
like the staff
utilization of the Sports Center varied widely from zero times a month to
thirty times a month
Changes and/or additions:
far majority of comments, mainly complaints, were over the pool room and
ping pong rooms being closed.
Both these rooms are now open and operating.
complaints were that that the weight room wasn’t open and the yellow bus
was not operational. The weight
room and equipment have been cleaned and the facility is now open. The
yellow bus will be operational this week.
were a number of requests for more activities i.e. dances, socials,
tournaments, trips and activity classes.
We believe all these will be addressed under the new fall program (some
this summer) now being developed.
was a number of what we categorized as “bad comments”. This is our catch-all for either
negative comments about a particular individual or just bad language.
suggestions followed closely the comments made directly above.
additional areas would mentioned in this section, the cafeteria and the
management in the dorms.
the drinking in the dorms policy (fat chance)