What is NCHA?
The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a national research survey conducted by the American College Health Association that helps colleges in collecting data about their students' habits, behaviors, and perceptions on a variety of health topics.
Questions on the NCHA survey cover the following topics:
- demographics/personal profile
- alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use
- sexual health
- nutrition, and exercise
- mental health
- personal safety and violence
Is the survey confidential?
YES! Participation is voluntary and confidential. The results of the survey will be reported in aggregate form only, and students will not be identified.
Why is it important that I fill out the survey?
The information collected helps Amherst College learn more about student health and wellbeing and your expectations of, and reactions to, health-related programs and services. The results allow us to compare the Amherst student experience with the experiences of students at other schools. It helps us identitfy what is working and what we need to do better
How long will it take to complete?
Most students complete the survey in 20-30 minutes.
How long will the survey be open?
Monday, November 25this the last day to complete the survey.
We encourage you to complete it as soon as you receive it.
I checked my email and I didn’t receive a survey.
- Search your Amherst College email for “ACHA-NCHA”.
- Do you have filters set up for your incoming email? If yes, check all the places (inboxes, folders) the email may have been sorted. For example, in Outlook, some folks have a “Focused” inbox and an “Other” inbox. Check both.
- If, after checking all the above, you believe you should have received a survey and did not, email Amanda Collings Vann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I get more information?
Visit the NCHA website for more information about the surveys.
Questions regarding the survey should be directed to Amanda Collings Vann, Director of Health Education at email@example.com.