CSL publishes smoking survey; Chair Christopher Aubrie hopes to reach quarter of student population

Members of Winthrop’s Council of Student Leaders will be pounding the pavement this exam period, trying to get as many students as possible to take a short survey on whether Winthrop should become a tobacco-free or smoke-free campus.

CSL chair Christopher Aubrie published the 11-question survey last night (Monday), after meeting with university president Jayne Comstock and Rosie Hopkins-Campbell, coordinator for campus wellness.

“We wanted to see which questions were good, which weren’t so good, to make sure they’re all worthwhile,” Aubrie said. “The biggest thing I wanted for students to take away, was first, their opinion on tobacco usage on campus and second, to see how we should move forward, to go one way or the other.”

The survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X8CQQBF) will be up until the end of the exam period. Representatives of various organizations on CSL have been instructed to share the survey link with as many of their colleagues as possible, in order to have a wider selection of ideas from which to work.

The answers are anonymous and students have a chance to win café cash drawings by giving their feedback.

“We want to make sure people have the opportunity to do the survey while their mind is on campus,” Aubrie said. “This is something we’ve been working on for the whole semester.”

CSL annual member applications will be posted to winthrop.edu/csl in the near future. Aubrie is asking for all those who are interested in student government to apply. Applications are due on January 22 by 5 p.m.

David Thackham

David is a former News Editor and Sports Editor for The Johnsonian. He graduated from Winthrop University in Fall 2014.

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