The Office of Institutional Research & Assessment conducts a regular cycle of national surveys as part of the university’s assessment program. These surveys provide information about our faculty, staff, and students’ attitudes, and perceptions of the Elon experience. If you are planning a survey with more than 300 prospective participants, please contact OIRA to coordinate and plan your institutional survey.

2023-2024 Survey Calendar

Updated: October 24, 2023


  • Elon Asks!: Newly enrolled UG students (August 18 – 26)
  • Sports Interest Survey: Newly enrolled UG students (August 18 – 26)
  • Commuter Habits Survey: All Elon students, All Elon employees (September 26 – October 13)
  • Fall Student Survey: First Year Students, Students living on campus, all UG students (October 15 – November 3)
    • Modules: Students in Transition, Living Learning Communities, Residence Life Staff Engagement, Data Nexus Technology Skills
    • Data Nexus Statistical Skills: Students Enrolled in STS 1100, STS 2120, ECO 2300 (November 27 – December 3)
  • First Year Seminar Assessment: Students enrolled in ELN1010 (November 24 – December 4)
  • Employee Benefits Survey: All Elon employees (Dates TBD)

Winter (January)

None Scheduled



  • HEDS Sexual Assault and Campus Climate Survey: All Elon Students (February 12 – March 8)
  • Dining Styles Survey: All Campus (March 9 – April 7)
  • Campus Mentors Survey – First Follow Up: First Year and Senior Students (April 8 – April 19)

Additional Resources

Recurring Surveys
Survey Administration History
Survey Response Rates
National Surveys
National Survey of Student Engagement
Higher Education Research Institute Student Surveys
Higher Education Research Institute Faculty Survey
Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership
Interfaith Diversity Engagement and Attitudes Longitudinal Study