Commissioned Surveys

OPIR administers surveys for various offices and departments throughout the University. Surveys can be administered via paper or on-line to select groups or specific populations. The following list shows a sample of the types of surveys OPIR administers:

University-wide Surveys
Systematic Survey Cycle (SSC)

  • Community Climate Survey
  • Surveys for Middle States Accreditation
  • New Student Survey
  • Survey of Graduating Seniors
  • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
  • Your First College Year (YFCY)
  • Parent Survey
  • Baccalaureate Alumni Survey

Commissioned Surveys for Colleges, Academic Departments, Administrative Office/Departments

Academic Surveys
(Commissioned Surveys)
Co-Curricular Surveys
(Commissioned Surveys)
VPAA Assessment/Dean Assessment Surveys Campus Ministry Evaluation of Programs & Activities (annual)
HERI Faculty Survey Survey of Student Athletes (periodic)
Survey of First Year Advising Villanova Magazine Readership Survey
LA&S Office of Graduate Studies Surveys (annual):
  • Survey of Enrolling/Non-Enrolling Students
  • Survey of Academic Experiences
  • Service Satisfaction Survey
  • Exit Survey
Service Satisfaction Surveys:
  • Graphic Services
  • Young Leaders Survey
  • Public Safety
  • Office of Legal Council
VSB Surveys (annual/alternating version):
  • Survey of Academic Experiences
  • Service Satisfaction Survey

New Student Orientation Evaluation (annual)

Resident Staff Assessment (annual

Engineering Alumni Surveys
(Chemical, Civil & Environmental,
Electrical & Computer, Mechanical)

One Book Villanova Survey

St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service Evaluation

Enrollment Management/Admission Surveys:
  • Assessment of Open Houses (annual)
  • Guidance Counselor Survey
Alumni Reunion Weekend Evaluation
Falvey Service Satisfaction Surveys

Facilities Satisfaction Survey (annual)

- Residence Staff

- Faculty, Staff & Administrators


If you have questions with respect to a surveys OPIR is just a call or a click away. Please contact Kathy Nazar, Director of Survey Research at 717-645-9615 or email her at Requests for a specific survey project can be made by completing and submitting the OPIR Project Request Form.

OPIR is very conscientious about the confidentiality of survey respondents and the security of the survey data. Please view the OPIR Data/Confidentiality Policy.