Survey Disclaimer

You are invited to complete a survey to gather information regarding your perceptions about recycling contamination on the BGSU campus. This survey will help to understand student, faculty, and staff perceptions on recycling and how they participate in the recycling program while on campus. The information will help us develop media that will improve the contamination levels of our recyclables, help to plan/design educational programs, and prioritize the campus needs so BGSU will be more sustainable. While there are no direct benefits of completing the survey, it would be extremely helpful to our campus community.

Voluntary: Your participation in this study is completely voluntary, and you can skip any questions without penalty or explanation, or you may stop taking the survey at any time. Your relationship with the University will not be affected by whether you participate in this study. You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the study.

Privacy: Participation in the survey is anonymous as there is no identifying information connected to your responses. Your responses will be viewed and saved on a password-protected computer system on campus for two years. No results from individual surveys will be released. Only the researcher will have access to the data. If you are taking the survey on a public or work computer, remember to clear your browser’s cache and page history after you submit the survey in order to protect your privacy.

Risk: There are no risks associated with responding to the survey. The anticipated risks to you are no greater than those normally encountered in daily life.

Contact: Please contact Dr. Donna Trautman at 419-372-7575 or for any questions about the research. If you have questions concerning your rights as a participant in this study, please contact the BGSU Institutional Review Board at 419-372-7716 or

Informed Consent: Please help us to understand the opportunities to improve recycling on our campus! By submitting the survey, you give consent to participate in this research study and identify to be at least 18 years of age. Only group data will be used in the assessment of the information gathered through the survey.

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Updated: 12/07/2023 01:15PM