College incentives to help bolster participation in vaccination status disclosure ends today

Student voluntary vaccination disclosure rate less than 20%

Today is the last day students can submit their vaccination status and receive $100 in Campus Cash and an opportunity to win an iPad mini, laptops (3) or tickets in a VIP suite for a future Milwaukee Bucks game (50). Information on how to upload your vaccination status can be found at .

The first two winners of drawing were students Andon Cuka and Matthew Schmeling. Each student won iPad minis in November.

Vaccination status submittals are confidential and provide the Health and Safety Team with additional information to help update their COVID-19 related recommendations to the college. Students can submit information regardless of vaccination status. Options for status include unvaccinated, unvaccinated and requesting an accommodation (religious or medical) or vaccinated

The college recently achieved its initial goal of 80% vaccinated status with employees, however, challenges appear to be emerging as it attempts to reach the same target for its largest group of stakeholders, enrolled students.

Of the 9,241 students enrolled as of November 1, 1,380 have disclosed they are vaccinated as reported through the Viewpoint screening system. Participation in disclosing the information is voluntary.

College employees were required to upload their vaccination status by Oct. 15 with a second deadline of October 22. The initial results showed 81% of the college’s 2,019 active employees are vaccinated (1,635). As of November, the percentage had increased to 83% active vaccinated employees.

Currently, students are uploading their vaccination status on a volunteer basis. In an effort to increase participation, the college is offering a number of incentives including $100 in Campus cash, iPads and laptops.

Caravaughn Frizzell took notice and while registering for the Spring semester and uploaded her status. The Paralegal program student said the school offering raffles as a way to encourage vaccinated status is a good idea but she also believes the college could improve its communication with students.

“I was not initially aware of the incentives through MATC,” said Frizzell. “I believe I went to schedule my Spring 2022 semester when I saw the prompt. Would a text blast help? Perhaps, but I did act when I saw the banner in my self service account,” she said.

Drawing for the grand prizes will be held on Friday, Dec. 10.

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