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Institutional Planninng & Research

Survey Information
In an effort to reduce the number of surveys being asked of students at any given time, the Office of Institutional Planning and Research coordinates campus-wide student surveys. Most surveys are administered once every three years; a few surveys that target a specific class year are administered annually.

Survey Descriptions

Diverse Learning Environments Survey - This survey asks about the campus climate and practices, with an emphasis on diversity, as well as about student learning outcomes.

Freshman Survey - This survey asks about high school experiences, reasons for attending Colgate and student expectations.

National College Health Assessment - This survey asks about students' health habits and physical and mental health.

National Survey of Student Engagement - This survey asks about opportunities on campus for students and how students spend their time.

Senior Survey - This survey asks about interactions with faculty, participation in activities on campus, skills and knowledge gained, and satisfaction.

Sexual Assault Survey - This survey asks about perceptions and experiences of sexual assault on campus.

Your First College Year Survey - This survey asks about experiences at college, students' attitudes and beliefs and satisfaction.

Survey Schedule


Class Year Fall  Spring
 First Year  Residential Life Survey 
 Sexual Violence Climate Survey
 Sophomore  Residential Life Survey  Sexual Violence Climate Survey
 Junior  Residential Life Survey  Sexual Violence Climate Survey 
 Senior  Residential Life Survey  Senior Survey
 Sexual Violence Climate Survey


Class Year Fall  Spring
 First Year   Freshman Survey  Your First College Year


 Senior    Senior Survey