Student Research Projects

Pets on the Virginia Wesleyan College Campus

Student Suzanne Diesel
Nick Spoto
Tim Weyant
Bridget Claus
Faculty Mentor(s)
Department Sociology
Course SOCCJ 350: Introduction to Social Research


This research project investigates student opinion on the idea of having pets on the Virginia Wesleyan College campus. Data were collected by anonymous surveys of a sample of residential students. Respondents were asked demographics and housing information, in addition to their personal opinions on allowing pets to live in residential student housing. Respondents were also invited to offer additional input on this issue. Results provide objective data that can inform campus discussion on the issue of having pets live in the residential student housing.