ECAR Student Technology Survey

Thanks for participating in the ECAR Survey! The survey is now closed.

What is this survey?

The ECAR Student Technology Survey is an annual survey of undergraduate student use of technology sponsored by Educause (a non-profit organization of higher education IT professionals). CSU, Chico has been participating in the ECAR Student Technology Survey since 2013.

Is this survey legit?

Yes, the survey is sponsored by Educause and presented by Information Resources at CSU, Chico. Your answers to the survey are anonymous.

Why should I take the survey?

CSU, Chico is committed to continually improving the IT services provided to students, faculty, and staff. Your input is vital in helping us better understand the IT needs of students on campus, and guides us in improving the IT services we provide to campus.

In addition, by completing the survey, you will be eligible for entry into a drawing for $50 and $100 gift certificates from

How will the results of the survey be used?

The results of the survey will be used in a number of ways. First, the data we collect will be used to compare student technology use in previous years so that we can identify trends and patterns. Second, the data will help us determine how good a job we are doing in providing IT services, and if there have been any improvements or declines since the last survey.

This data will help us identify and prioritize IT projects and service improvements so that we may better serve the students of CSU, Chico.

You can view a summary of the 2015 survey data here.

How is my privacy protected?

Educause and CSU, Chico collect no personally identifiable information from the ECAR Student Technology Survey. The data provided to CSU, Chico from the survey is anonymous.

If you sign up for the drawing for an gift card, your email address is collected by Educause for contact purposes only: “E-mail addresses are kept confidential, are only used for the purpose of selecting and distributing the incentive awards, and are expunged from the database after awards are issued.”

Email addresses are not passed on to CSU, Chico.


When is the Survey Available?

The survey will be available to all CSU, Chico undergraduate students from March 20th through April 14th, 2017.

How Do I Access the Survey?

Between March 20th and April 14th, you can come to this page to take the survey, or log into your CSU, Chico Portal account. A link to the survey will appear on the “Student Home” tab.