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The Census is used to distribute federal funding and support for your community.

While the world is self-isolating and social distancing, the U.S Census still wants to ensure that everyonecensus-101-1.png is being counted.

So what is the U.S. Census? The Census comes around every 10 years. It counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories. The information is used to distribute federal funding, provide daily services, products, and support for your community.

While most Falcons have moved off campus, it’s important to know that changes have been made to the census to ensure accurate information is collected. College students should still be counted where they live most of the time.

Students who lived on campus at the beginning of this semester in university-owned residence halls will be counted in the group-quarters process that the University will complete with the U.S. Census.

Students living off campus and all faculty and staff are encouraged to complete the census process online. The online process is quick and accessible from anywhere. The best way to be counted is to complete the census online.

What you need to know:

  • The process is quick, easy, and safe.
  • Your information will be kept confidential. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics.
  • You can respond online, by phone, or by mail.
  • The Census will provide a snapshot of our nation—who we are, where we live, and so much more.
  • The Census is available in multiple languages

Why should college students participate? Results impact:

  • School safety
  • Mental Health services
  • Students wellness programs
  • Federal Pell Grant Program
  • Adult education grants
  • Agriculture, science, and engineering education
  • Medicaid
  • Federal research grants
  • Campus funding
  • Campus improvements, including labs, buildings, and classrooms