What You Need to Know to Get Started

Interested in participating in the survey? These steps will give you a general idea about how to get started.

  • Decide the primary purpose of the survey. Do you want to survey for a general health assessment, a needs assessment, for comparison to a national sample, for program planning, or for pre-test and post-test evaluation?
  • Identify sources of support and campus resources available — administrators, health center staff, other student affairs staff, IT staff, academic departments, and graduate students. The NCHA can be a great opportunity for campus-wide collaboration.
  • Specify the sampling strategy and surveying method you want to use survey all students, survey randomly selected students, etc. 
  • Determine if you want to offer any incentives to increase your response.
  • Decide if you want to include the optional standardized firearms extra questions to your survey
  • Decide if you want to add any extra questions specific to your campus.

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