Results from residence life survey

Recently, The Residence Life Committee conducted a survey of students earlier this month to rate how they would feel about changes in the housing system and how they have felt so far about other housing situations. Below are the results from the survey, though it should be noted that the statistics for some items do not add up to 100 percent due to questions left unanswered by some students.
Students were asked to indicate whether or not they would approve the following changes to Lawrence student housing:
1. Would you approve increasing the number of housing options on campus where men and women live together on the same floor and share a common restroom? (Men and women would not share the same room). Results: Strongly Approve – 41 percent; Somewhat Approve – 23 percent; Neutral – 15 percent; Somewhat Disapprove – 11 percent; Strongly Disapprove – 10 percent.
2. Would you like to live in such an arrangement (men and women living on the same floor, sharing a common restroom)? Yes – 45 percent; No – 29 percent; Indifferent – 26 percent.
3. Would you approve increasing the number of housing options on campus where men and women live together on the same floor but have access to sex-segregated restrooms? (Men and women would live on the same floor but not in the same room.) Strongly Approve – 60 percent; Somewhat Approve – 22 percent; Neutral – 11 percent; Somewhat Disapprove – 3 percent; Strongly Disapprove – 4 percent.
4. Would you like to live in such an arrangement (men and women living on the same floor, having access to sex-segregated restrooms)? Yes – 65 percent; No – 10 percent; Indifferent – 24 percent.
5. Would you approve changing Sage Hall’s housing so that on the second and third floors, men and women would live together but have access to sex-segregated restrooms? (Men and women would live on the same floor but not in the same room). Strongly Approve – 59 percent; Somewhat Approve – 20 percent; Neutral – 16 percent; Somewhat Disapprove – 2 percent; Strongly Disapprove – 3 percent.
6. Would you like to live in such an arrangement at Sage? Yes – 53 percent; No – 16 percent; Indifferent – 31 percent.
7. What residence halls, if any, would you like to see housing options available where men and women would live together on the same floor but not in the same room? (Men and women would share a restroom on the same floor.) Students were asked to select all that applied: Ormsby – 51 percent; Kohler – 31 percent; Trever – 48 percent; Colman – 45 percent.
8. What other residence halls, if any, would you like to see housing options available where men and women would live together on the same floor but not in the same room? (Men and women would NOT share a restroom on the same floor but would go to a specific floor where they can use it): Ormsby – 42 percent; Kohler – 32 percent; Trever – 39 percent; Colman – 37 percent.
9. Students were asked to select one of the following options: I have studied in an off-campus program in the past – 8 percent; I’m currently studying in an off-campus program – 5 percent; I am scheduled to study off-campus later this academic year (includes some people from part D) – 5 percent; In the future I will study off-campus – 49 percent; I don’t plan on studying off-campus – 29 percent.
10. How important was housing to you in making your decision of whether or not to study in an off-campus program? Very Important – 9 percent; Important – 17 percent; Neutral – 36 percent; Unimportant – 28 percent.
11. How important were academics to you in making your decision of whether or not to study in an off-campus program? Very Important – 43 percent; Important – 29 percent; Neutral – 14 percent; Unimportant – 4 percent.
12. How important were social factors to you in making your decision of whether or not to study in an off-campus program? Very Important – 16 percent; Important – 31 percent; Neutral – 30 percent; Unimportant – 13 percent.
13. How important were financial factors to you in making your decision of whether or not to study in an off-campus program? Very Important – 37 percent; Important- 25 percent; Neutral – 17 percent; Unimportant – 11 percent.
14. How important were athletics to you in making your decision of whether or not to study in an off-campus program? Very Important – 3 percent; Important – 10 percent; Neutral – 12 percent; Unimportant – 68 percent.
15. How important were other factors to you in making your decision of whether or not to study in an off-campus program? Very Important – 13 percent; Important – 12 percent; Neutral – 25 percent; Unimportant- 14 percent.
16. If you have already taken part in an off-campus study program, or will be later this year, how satisfied were you/are you with the housing assignment at Lawrence that you received for the terms you were on campus? Very Satisfied – 5 percent; Somewhat satisfied – 3 percent; Neutral – 20 percent; Somewhat dissatisfied: 5 percent; Very dissatisfied: 3 percent.

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