The success of each student is impacted by several needs. Some of these needs include food, housing, finances, good health, recreation facilities, and mentorship services throughout the education cycle. We collect data on students through surveys and focus groups.
Indiana College Substance Use Survey
The Indiana College Substance Use Survey has been serving Indiana institutions of higher education since 2009. Funded by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction, the survey collects data on the prevalence of substance use and other risk behaviors among Indiana college students. Results are used to determine program effectiveness in alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs prevention, and reported in the Biennial Review Report for federal compliance (EDGAR Part 86).
National Survey on Student Engagement
The National Survey on Student Engagement (NSSE) is a large survey designed to collect nationally representative data about the extent to which students are participating in educationally purposeful activities, both inside and outside the classroom. IUPUI participates in the NSSE every three years along with every campus in the Indiana University system.
Entering Student Survey
The IUPUI Entering Student Survey is administered to incoming first-year and transfer students during their summer orientation. The results are used to determine the characteristics of successful students, identify barriers to graduation and success, discover why students choose IUPUI, and assess the effectiveness of orientation programs.
Mentor Intake Survey
The Mentor Intake Survey is given to students currently enrolled in first-year seminars. It is designed to assess new student needs during their first semester -- focusing on financial, employment, social, and academic needs.
End-of-First Semester Survey
The End-of-First Semester Survey is designed to assess first-time, first-year students’ perceptions, self-reported learning, experiences, and reasons for choosing not to reenroll at IUPUI. The survey examines many different aspects of students’ life and academic experiences and provides insights into their first semester of college at IUPUI.
National College Health Assessment
The American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) is a nationally recognized research survey that can assist you in collecting precise data about your students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions. Results are used to determine areas of need, with a focus on student health, safety, and support.
JagsSPEAK Surveys are designed to inform decision makers of timely, actionable information related to the strategic plan or key campus initiatives. Previous topics have included housing, campus safety, the Welcoming Campus Initiative, and library usage. The JagsSPEAK surveys are conducted in conjunction with the Division of Student Affairs and various units across campus with a focus on specific actionable decisions. Sometimes, we coordinate JagsSPEAK town halls where students can hear how the information is being used.
MyStudentBody offers a comprehensive approach to reducing the risk of drug and alcohol abuse and sexual violence among college students. MyStudentBody is available at any time all semester long, and it provides information on drugs, alcohol, sexual violence, and other health and wellness issues that can affect academic success. MyStudentBody Essentials is an online prevention education course intended for incoming students. It covers the three most significant behavioral risks new college students face: alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs, and sexual violence. Structured around a motivational self-assessment in each area, Essentials incorporates audio, video, and interactive tools and lessons to teach students key concepts and skills.
Through precise, specific, and detailed surveys, we are able to understand the satisfaction of our students at IUPUI as we offer programs, services, and updated facilities.