NATIONAL COLLEGE HEALTH ASSESSMENT
WHAT IS THE NCHA?
The American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a nationally recognized research survey that allows us to learn about students’ health behaviors, perceptions, and habits. Among other subjects, this survey covers alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; sexual health; weight, nutrition, and exercise; mental health; and personal safety and violence. More than 1.4 million students at 740+ colleges and universities across the country have participated in the NCHA since its inception in Spring 2000.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE INFORMATION?
Your participation in the NCHA is completely confidential. The ACHA's data analysis team compiles the data and sends the findings back to us. This data helps us to determine which health topics, outreach efforts, and programs are most important to our students' needs. Our office serves a student population of over 68,000, so we must be strategic and efficient in how we promote health on campus. The NCHA is one of the strongest ways students can influence health promotion on campus.
WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
The information you provide directly impacts how we devote our resources to support your academic achievement and personal development throughout your time in Aggieland. Health Promotion is devoted to staying informed on the latest research on health and wellness, and that includes the experiences of Aggies.
We can’t do it without you. Every student counts, and each student is unique. In order for research to do the most good for the most people, it needs volunteers of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, and national origins. It needs YOU.
You can make a difference. Each student has a story, and we’re listening.