University System of Georgia Intellectual Diversity Study, April 17, 2008

From: “Univeristy of Georgia” <>
Date: April 17, 2008 8:09:30 PM EDT
Subject: University System of Georgia Intellectual Diversity Study

University System of Georgia
Survey on Student Speech and Discussion

Dear University System of Georgia Student,

The Survey Research Center at the University of Georgia is assisting the University System of Georgia in conducting a survey of students at University of Georgia System institutions. You have been randomly selected from students at your institution to participate in the study. The purpose of the study is to examine how much freedom of speech students feel that they have in their daily lives at our universities.

Your participation is very important! It is anticipated that the survey will take no more than 10 minutes of your time.

Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary and all information that you provide will be kept strictly confidential. Your responses will be kept confidential and will not be released in any individually identifiable form, unless otherwise required by law. Internet communications are insecure and there is a limit to the confidentiality that can be guaranteed due to the technology itself. However once the materials are received by the researcher, standard confidentiality procedures will be employed. You may refuse to participate or stop taking part at any time without penalty. Only summary data will be reported at the conclusion of the survey, and any identifying information such as your email address will be separated from the responses you provide. No risk or discomfort is anticipated from participation in the study, and you may choose not to answer any questions you don’t want to answer.

Your password to enter the survey is [REDACTED]. To begin the survey, please click on the link below.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask now or at a later date. You may contact James J. Bason, Ph.D., Director of the Survey Research Center at 542-9082, with any questions.

Thank you for the invaluable help that you are providing by participating in this research study.


James J. Bason, Ph.D.
Director and Associate Research Scientist
Survey Research Center
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-9082

Additional questions or problems regarding your rights as a research participant should be addressed to The Chairperson, Institutional Review Board, University of Georgia, 612 Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center, Athens, Georgia 30602-7411; Telephone (706) 542-3199; E-Mail Address


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