Informed leaders act of fall 2022

In Session October 13, 2022

Letourneau University Student Senate

Sponsored by Senators Brandt, Dennis, and Former Chair Man Willis

An Act

Relating to the purchase of incentives for those taking the FA 2022 Student Body Opinion Survey

Be it enacted by the LeTourneau University Student Senate

Short Title

Section A.

This act shall be referred to as the “Informed Leaders Act of Fall 2022"


Section B.

1. A total of one hundred ($100) dollars will be appropriated from the Senate General Fund for the purchase of ten $10 gift cards.

To avoid conflict of interest, Student Senators and survey organizers shall be ineligible to receive gift cards.

All funds not used in this manner will revert back to the Senate General Fund.

Effective Date

Section C.

This act shall become effective upon passage.


Section D.

These gift cards will be randomly distributed to current students who take the FA 2022 Student Body Opinion Survey after it has finished receiving responses and no later than the end of the semester.

The data gathered from this project will be available to the public and will be presented to Student Senate after it is finished.

Explanations and Reasoning

Section E.

The previous student body opinion surveys have 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 as suggested by senators and other school leaders. This survey will be approved by Dean of Students Steve Conn before it is sent out in accordance with the student handbook.

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 by a data industry professional.

Citizen Jonathan Naranjo will be assisting with the survey process.