Purdue community encouraged to complete quality of life survey

July 21, 2011

Purdue staff and students make a major impact on the community where they live and are being urged to help make it an even better place.
  
Greater Lafayette Commerce has formed a Community of Choice Committee that is charged with assessing the quality of life in the area and working to improve it.

Part of that assessment is a survey measuring the community's appeal as a place to live, work and retire, according to Mike Piggott, co-chair of the Community of Choice Committee and Purdue's community relations director.

"We want thousands to complete this survey -- people of all ages, former residents and, of course, our current residents," Piggott says. "Responses are critical to help in gaining key insights and preparing our community to be a competitive community of choice in the future."

The survey is available online at http://greaterlafayette.questionpro.com/. "It takes just a few minutes, and it can be done anytime," Piggott says.

The survey asks respondents what attracts them to the community; what they like or liked about living in the area; what they value here; how connected they feel; and how they would rate things such as education, earning and cost of lifestyle, among other questions.

Julie Griffith, Purdue's vice president for public affairs, stresses the significance of University faculty and staff taking part in the survey.

"Purdue is the largest employer in Tippecanoe County, and our participation is important if the survey is to tell the full story of quality of life in Greater Lafayette," Griffith says. "More importantly, a great quality of life in the local community helps the University continue to recruit and retain the people who make a great University even greater."