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NDSU to conduct core alcohol and drug survey

The NDSU Office of Student Success Programs is scheduled to survey students on their use of alcohol and other drugs, and their experiences of related negative consequences. The survey is set to start Oct. 1. 

The survey is being conducted on all 11 North Dakota state institutions of higher education. It is endorsed by the North Dakota Higher Education Consortium for the Substance Abuse Prevention and the NDSU President’s Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Data from the survey will be used to implement programs, services and policies aimed at reducing the harmful effects of high risk alcohol and drug use among NDSU students. Data will be compared to previous surveys conducted in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012 to determine trends in student use and perceptions.

Nearly 800 students will be surveyed in classrooms selected through a stratified random sample procedure. The survey will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. The project has received Institutional Review Board expedited review and approval, and will follow protocol for informed consent. Surveys will be administered by an IRB-approved research team.

Instructors of classes selected in the sample will be notified for their permission to administer the survey. Questions about the survey may be directed to Erika Beseler Thompson at 701-231-5478 or

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