Students Asked to Participate in National College Health Survey: Chance to Win Visa and Starbucks Gift Cards

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 4:34 pm.

Bryn Mawr College undergraduate students are being asked to participate in an online health survey conducted by the American College Health Association (ACHA). The Health Center is excited to offer this survey for the first time to its students and hopes to repeat the survey in coming years, with the goal of ongoing improvement of the services offered on campus.

The initial email with the link to the survey was sent by the ACHA to students on Feb. 10. A reminder email was sent on Feb. 14 and additional reminders are being sent on Feb. 19 and 23. The survey closes on Feb. 27. The only way to access the survey is through the individualized links sent via email.

The Health Center has provided the following answers to some FAQ’s about the survey:

What is the purpose of the survey?

The survey serves to gather data related to the health and well-being of our student population, as well as to identify needs in health services, education and promotion. We hope to use the information to provide the best possible care, education and support to our students. The data will be compared against national findings and assist in health programming.

What kinds of questions will be asked?

Students will be asked about a variety of health issues, including: alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; sexual health; weight, nutrition and exercise; mental health; personal safety and violence.

How long will the survey take?

The survey is simple and easy and should take no more than 30 minutes to complete.

Is the survey confidential?

The survey is entirely confidential. No names or email addresses are attached to the responses.

Why should students participate?

The information gathered will provide the College with useful and precise data that will directly affect the types and quality of services offered to its community.

As an incentive, participants will be entered into a drawing for ten $5 Starbucks gift cards and two $100 VISA gift cards.

Will students get into trouble for reporting illegal behavior?

No. There is no way for the College to trace the answers provided to individual students.

Questions?

Please contact Sally Heimann at the Health Center (610-526-7360) for more information.

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