All students urged to participate in 2010 census

Take part in history. Participate in the 2010 Census.

The 2010 Census is quickly approaching. In March, forms will be mailed or delivered to students living in off-campus housing. Starting in April, forms will be distributed to students living on campus.

Complete and return your census form. It’s easy, important and confidential. Be the change. Spread the word. Participate.

Who Takes Part?

Everyone in the United States on April 1, including international students and non U.S. citizen students. Everyone in the United States must be counted. This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and noncitizens.

What’s Your Living Situation?

  • Living on campus: If you live in a residence hall, you’ll receive a 2010 Census form in April or May 2010 to fill out for you individually. TTU residence hall staff will distribute the forms and information. No need to mail the form. Simply complete it and turn it in to a designated site on campus. It’s that easy.
  • Living off campus: If you live off campus in an apartment (including Tech Village) or fraternity house, 2010 Census forms will be delivered or mailed to your house or apartment in March 2010. All students living at the address are considered one household, so only one form per domicile should be completed with information about all the people living at that address. Return the form in the U.S. mail envelope provided.
  • Living with parents or guardians: If you commute to school and reside full-time at your parents’ or guardians’ household, you should be accounted for on your parents’ or guardians’ household form so no need to fill out a form.

Easy. Important. Confidential.

One of the shortest in history, the 2010 Census form takes about 10 minutes to complete. By law, the U.S. Census Bureau cannot share respondents’ answers with anyone, including other federal agencies and law enforcement entities. All Census Bureau employees take an oath of nondisclosure and are sworn for life to protect the confidentiality of the data. The penalty for unlawful disclosure is a fine of up to $250,000 or imprisonment of up to five years, or both.

 

For more information, visit 2010census.gov .

 

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