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Why Take the Survey?

Why Should I Take the Survey?

UCUES sheds light on students’ needs and concerns so that the campus can take action.

For example, previous UCUES results helped reveal the need for a student Pantry. UCUES provides important data for the UC Davis leadership and the overall UC system. The UC Office of the President compiles results for many purposes, such as public-facing dashboards, presentations for the UC Regents, and systemwide reports. At UC Davis, the results contribute to the undergraduate academic program review. 

Survey reveals food insecurity issues

The Government Accountability Office reported in 2021 that millions of peple in the United States lack access to adequate or nutritious food. To understand the prevalence of food insecurity among University of California undergraduates, UCUES asks how often respondents have to sacrifice food quality or quantity for financial reasons or worry about obtaining food. Although the percentage of UC Davis respondents with “low” or “very low” food security fell between 2018 and 2020, the survey still revealed that 39% met the federal definition.

For this reason, UCUES is partnering with the ASUCD Pantry to highlight this issue. Between May 2-May 22, Budget and Institutional Analysis, the office coordinating UCUES, will donate $1.00 to the Pantry for every survey submitted! You can make a difference and help UC Davis students. In 2020, UCUES raised $2,000!

In addition to donating $1.00 for you, Budget and Institutional Analysis will enter you in the weekly drawing for UCUES prizes. You could be a winner!

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