Research and Assessment

National College Health Assessment

The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is Brandeis University's primary source for student health data. The survey is conducted on alternate years, and was most recently administered in the Fall of 2018. This survey is confidential; NCHA does not share any personally identifiable information with Brandeis, only aggregate data.

Learn more about the survey at the ACHA-NCHA website.

For more information about the NCHA survey, or to request a presentation of recent NCHA data, please contact Leah Berkenwald.

Biennial Review

The Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations, part 86 of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) requires that, as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, an institution of higher education must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.

The Biennial Review is a report to be completed on alternate years, providing documentation of compliance with federal regulations, as well as recent data on student alcohol and other drug use, and updates on campus education, prevention, intervention, and treatment initiatives.

View the 2016-2018 Biennial Review Executive Summary.

For more information about the Biennial Review, please contact Leah Berkenwald.

2018-2019 Campus Needs Assessment

In September, 2018, the Health and Wellness Council (HAWC) came together to coordinate efforts and conduct a campus needs assessment completed in June, 2019. For more information about the 2018-2019 Campus Needs Assessment, please contact Leah Berkenwald.