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02/14/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/14/2019 15:18

NCHA Survey Assistance

The Office of Health Promotion is sponsoring the NCHA (National Collegiate Health Assessment) survey that was sent to students this week and we need your help encouraging students to participate. This survey will help the Office of Health Promotion develop wellness programs and services for Georgia College, as well as address any needs that the summary report will address. The survey will be open until March 5th, but we would love to see students take it now! There are many prize opportunities for students who participate, so please encourage your students to take the survey if it was sent to them this week.

Grand Prize: $100 Nike gift card donated by Pepsi
2nd Place: 50 students will win a Longhorn gift card for a free appetizer or dessert
3rd Place: 4 students will win a Barnes & Noble gift card
4th Place: 2 students will win an Amici gift card
5th place: 1 student will win a Fitness tracker

Information about the survey:
The NCHA-Web is completed online via the Internet. We encourage students to complete the survey in one sitting, which typically takes about 20-30 minutes. All students who submit a survey will be automatically entered in a random drawing for various prizes.

There may be some personal discomfort with the content of certain questions. For example, there are questions regarding illegal substance use, interpersonal violence, and sexual behavior. If your student would like to talk with someone about issues addressed in the survey, they may contact The Women's Resource Center: (478) 445- 8519; Counseling Services: (478) 445-5331, or the Office of Health Promotion (478) 445-1670.

Participation is completely voluntary and confidential. A unique ID number is embedded in the student's survey link and is used to manage the survey sample. Our school maintains the list linking an email address to a unique ID number, while ACHA maintains the data file of survey responses containing unique ID numbers. To ensure confidentiality, ACHA does not have access to student email addresses, and our school will never have access to NCHA responses until the unique ID numbers are removed and destroyed. The raw data file that is shared with our school will not contain any unique identifiers. If students feel that answering specific demographic questions might reveal their identity, they may leave them blank. Students may answer only some questions, or may choose not to participate in the survey at all. Any reports or publications based on this research will use only group data and will not identify students or any individual as being affiliated with this project.

Any questions can be directed to [email protected]