Informed Consent

Please read this consent information before you begin the online survey.


You are invited to participate in a research project entitled "Haenicke Institute Public Relations Campaign" designed to determine key publics knowledge of the institute and factors related to social grouping. The study is being conducted by Dr. Anna Popkova and Kate Dusenbury from Western Michigan University, College of Arts and Sciences. This research is being conducted as part of the COM 4500 Capstone requirements for Kate Dusenbury.


This survey is comprised of 10 multiple choice and fill in the blank questions and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.


Your replies will be completely anonymous. When you begin the survey, you are consenting to participate in the study. If you do not agree to participate in this research project simply exit now. If, after beginning the survey, you decide that you do not wish to continue, you may stop at any time. You may choose to not answer any question for any reason. If you have any questions prior to or during the study, you may contact Dr. Anna Popkova at 269- 387-3156, Kate Dusenbury at 248-943-4427 Western Michigan University, College of Arts and Sciences, the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board 269-387-8293 or the vice president for research 269-387-8298.


This study was approved by the Western Michigan University Human Subjects Institutional review Board (HSIRB) on January 24, 2017 . Please do not participate in this study after January 24, 2018.


Participating in this survey online indicates your consent for use of the answers you supply.

* 1. Are you an international or domestic student?

* 2. What year student are you?

* 3. Have you heard about the Haenicke Institute for Global Engagement on campus?

* 4. If you answered yes to question 3, how did you hear about the Haenicke Institute for Global Engagement

* 5. Please mark your agreement

  Not Interested 1 2 3 4 5 6 Very Interested 7
Are you interested in learning about other cultures through engaging with individuals from that culture?

Would you be interested in having the choice to room with a student from a different culture, while in the dorms?

If there is a group of students from a different culture than you, how likely are you to walk up and start a conversation?

* 6. Please mark your agreement

  No 2 3 Possibly 5 6 Yes
Would you be more comfortable engaging with a group of students from a different culture if you had at least one friend with you?

Do you see “enhancing your worldview and understanding of different cultures” as a key take-away from your University experience?

Do you think you share similar interests with students from other cultures?

Do you think that engaging with students from a different culture is important?

* 7. How did you meet your current friend group?

* 8. Are any of your friends from a different culture?

* 9. What school year do you think was most important in developing your current friend group?

* 10. If you are interested in this topic, and willing to participate in a short interview please leave your first and last name along with an email address.