Did you know…

  • 48 percent of Illinois State students rate their health as being excellent for very good
  • Students list stress, sleep, and anxiety problems as their top barriers to academic success
  • About 68 percent of students have had zero or one sexual partner within the past 12 months
  • Nearly 70 percent of students have never used cigarettes

How do we know this information? It comes from the National College Health Assessment, an important survey that helps capture information about ISU health behaviors and needs. This assessment has been implemented on campus for almost 20 years as well as is utilized at hundreds of colleges and universities across the US and Canada.

Students will receive an invitation to take part in the National College Health Assessment in their ISU email in mid-February. Information collected from this important survey helps identify health and wellness priorities that drive resources and services for Illinois State University students. The first 300 students to complete the NCHA survey will receive a coupon for a free drink from McAlister’s Deli in the Bone Student Center.

ISU data from previous National College Health Assessments is available on our website.

About Health Promotion and Wellness

Health Promotion and Wellness provide wellness information, services, and programming to students, faculty, staff, and the Illinois State community addressing a variety of topics such as sleep, stress management, nutrition, physical activity, and violence prevention. People living, learning, and working in a safe and healthy environment are more likely to reach their highest potential. For more information, visit Wellness.IllinoisState.edu or stop by 187 McCormick Hall.

Source: 2015 American College Health Association National College Health Assessment