2015 Survey Results

To those OIDers who took the 2015 OID Survey, the OID Board would like to say thanks. A total of 46 of you took the survey (incidentally, the same number who took OID’s last survey in 2013).

In the interest of transparency, we would like to share the results with you.

1. During which time frame are you most available for OID events?

Thirty-four respondents said 5 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, 19 said weekdays 5 to 9 p.m., 18 said Saturday evenings, 17 said Saturday mornings and afternoons and 11 said weekdays 9 to midnight. Write-in suggestions also advised diversifying the time frames with which we hosted events.

2. Do you attend the Graduate Student Forum’s Thursday Night Out?

Seventeen respondents said yes, while 29 answered no.

3. What kind of events are you most interested in?

With perhaps the most resounding response, 41 people answered they would like picnics, potlucks and outdoor activities (which OID is planning to host when the weather improves). Twenty-seven answered happy hours and 25 said conferences and round tables and just seven said academic support. People also wrote in suggestions of a unique array of events like bowling, laser tag, mini-golf, etc.

4. What are your expectations for OID?

Twenty-five students said getting to know their classmates, 10 said having fun, seven said networking, two said getting to know D.C. and one said academic support.

5. How do you prefer us to communicate with you?

The vast majority, 29, said email, while 14 answered Facebook. Newsletter and blog each got one vote. To the blog vote: this entry is for you!

6. How would you rate our communication thus far on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the lowest?

Eleven people ranked us at 6, while ten people ranked us at 7 and another ten ranked us at 8. Six people rated us a 5, four a nine, two a ten, two people gave us a one and two respectively. The average ranking is a 6.6 (not that you really average this type of data, but whatever).

7. Did you attend the OID holiday party?

Twenty-nine said yes and 17 said no.

8. Please rate the food at the holiday party on a scale of 1 to 5.

The majority, 17, rated the food a 4, while seven rated it a 3 and six rated it a 5. Eight said they did not attend. “That math doesn’t work out based on the previous question.” We know.

9. Please rate the location of the holiday party on a scale of 1 to 5.

Fifteen said 3, eight said 4, four said 5 and one said 2. Eight people again answered NA/didn’t attend.

10. Write-in suggestions

We got a lot of good feedback, including diversifying events, especially outdoor events and day trips, development role-playing, volunteer work addressing the poverty in DC and bringing back the blog (shout out to you, sir or madam). Keep a lookout for new events and activities.

Thanks for reading all the way through. Here’s a picture of a dog for appreciation.



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