The USenate has released its poll on ROTC's presence on campus. This poll, which you can vote in here, is one of a series of moves the USenate Task Force has made to gauge student interest in ROTC. The poll contains seven multiple-choice questions on ROTC and asks for your school affiliation. Voting ends Feb. 24, 11:59 p.m. Full email from the USenate Task Force Co-Chairs Ron Mazor and Roosevelt Montas after the jump.
Dear Students of Barnard College, Columbia College, General Studies, SEAS, and SIPA: The University Senate Task Force on Military Engagement is conducting a survey of student opinion in your schools on the question of whether Columbia should expand its relationship with the U.S. Armed Forces by participating more actively in programs of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). Your five schools were selected for participation in the survey because students from each have participated as cadets in off-campus ROTC programs in the past five years. The survey begins today, February 16, at 8 pm, and ends at 11:59 pm on February 24. The results will inform the deliberations of the Task Force in preparing its report to the Senate on March 4. The Senate will also consider these results carefully in its discussions of ROTC, which may culminate in a vote before the end of the spring semester. Please feel free before completing the survey to consult the Task Force website on ROTC (http://www.columbia.edu/cu/senate/militaryengagement/), which includes historical material, a transcript of the Task Force hearing of February 7, and a collection of recent email submissions from members of the Columbia community. The survey should take only a few minutes. Go to the portal at , supply your UNI and password, and answer eight questions. The survey includes security features to assure the anonymity of your response and to prevent multiple responses. Thanks for your participation! Ron Mazor Co-Chair, Task Force on Military Engagement CC '09, Law '12 Roosevelt Montas Co-Chair, Task Force on Military Engagement Associate Dean, Center for the Core Curriculum CC '95, GSAS '96, GSAS '04