Opinion Data Gathering Bill of Fall 2021

In Session October 21st, 2021

Sponsored by Chairman Willis

A Bill

Relating to the purchase of incentives for those taking the FA 2021 Student Body Opinion Survey.

Be it enacted by the LeTourneau University Student Senate.

Short Title

Section A.

This act may be referred to as the "Opinion Data Gathering Bill of Fall 2021"


Section B.

1. A total of sixty ($60) dollars will be appropriated from the Senate General Fund for the purchase of gift cards.

2. All funds not used in this manner will be reverted back to the Senate General Fund.

Effective Date

Section C.

This act shall become effective upon passage.


Section D.

1. These gift cards will be randomly distributed to current students who take the FA 2021 Student Body Opinion Survey after it has finished receiving responses

2. The data gathered from this project will be available to the public and will be presented to Student Senate when finished

Explanations and Reasoning

Section E.

The SP 2021 Student Body Opinion Survey proved to be very helpful to students, senators, and the school’s staff to whom it was presented. This data will seek to build on that previous data while also asking new questions regarding changes in the school’s policy among other topics.

The gift cards will be used as an incentive to help get more respondents to fill out the survey. This is not just financial coercion—it is a tried-and-true survey technique recommended to me by a retired data industry professional.