Student Surveys

National College Health Assessment (NCHA)



What is NCHA?

The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a national research survey organized by the American College Health Association to assist college health service providers, health educators, counsellors, and administrators in collecting data about their students' habits, behaviours, and perceptions on prevalent health topics. 

Questions on the NCHA survey cover the following topics:

  • demographics/personal profile
  • alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use
  • sexual health
  • weight, nutrition, and exercice
  • mental health
  • personal safety and violence

Is the survey confidential?

Your participation in the study is voluntary and confidential. The results of the survey will be reported in aggregate form only, and you will not be identified. 

Why is it important that I fill out the survey?

The information collected from the surveys helps Dalhousie learn more about student health and wellness and your expectations of, and reactions to, health-related programs and services. The results allow us to compare the experiences of students at Dal with those of students at other Canadian universities. More importantly, they show us what we’re doing right and what we need to improve upon

Visit the NCHA website for more information about the surveys.