Student Affairs Research Approval Process

Student Affairs Research Approval (SARA) Request Form

In an effort to reduce survey and research fatigue, studies involving the solicitation of Illinois students are to be registered through the Student Affairs Research Approval (SARA) process. The primary goal is to ensure that no one student subpopulation receives more than three solicitations per academic semester. Additionally, the Division of Student Affairs wants to ensure the well-being of students by reviewing survey instruments for distressing or illegal activities and ensuring proper referrals are made available. 

If you have questions about the process please contact Dr. Beth Hoag, Interim Director of Assessment and Planning at  




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