A sample of 10,000 University of Utah students is being asked to participate in a survey to help university leaders better understand health and well-being, including mental health, substance abuse, sexual behaviors, nutrition, and more. Students who complete the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) will help provide a holistic picture of U students’ health and seek out funding for programs tailored to student needs.
Additionally, students who complete the survey will be entered into a random drawing for the chance to win a $100 gift card to the U of U campus bookstore and Door Dash.
The NCHA is a national-level assessment that the university has participated in for several years. Most recently, in 2021, results helped campus administrators better understand students’ nutrition, anxiety, and medical care utilization to provide support during the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, information from the NCHA survey about sexual behaviors has led to the increased access to education and safer sex supplies for students. Ultimately, the NCHA is an important assessment tool to ensure programs and resources are meeting students’ health and well-being needs.
This survey opened on Tuesday, Feb. 14 and closes Monday, March 6th. Select students from a random sample will receive an email to their UMail account with a link to complete the survey.
Students are being asked to take these three simple actions:
- Watch your UMail inbox for the “Elevate U of U Campus Health – Win a $100 Gift Card!” email
- Take the survey
- Raise your voice to elevate campus health at the U
The survey takes about 20-30 minutes to complete, and participation is voluntary. For those who choose to participate, questions may be skipped, and it is possible to exit the survey at any time. Student responses will be protected and treated as confidential, and results will be presented in summary form so no individual can be identified.
For questions about the survey, please contact the Office of Student Affairs Assessment & Analytics, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions or concerns related to campus health and well-being and resources available for students, please contact the Student Wellness Center, at email@example.com.