This survey is to determine the current incidence and prevalence of alcohol and other drug use on Illinois 2 and 4-year college campuses. Furthermore, students’ perception of others’ use; perceptions of risk related to use; beliefs regarding use; negative consequences associated with use; experiences of secondhand effects of others’ use; experiences of physical and sexual violence; and the relationship of alcohol and other drug use to campus climate issues will, also, be examined.
The Core Alcohol and Drug Survey was administered on a statewide basis in the spring semesters of 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. During our 2012 administration, approximately 12,600 students at 23 Illinois institutions of higher education (16 four-year institutions and 7 two-year institutions) participated in the administration.
Illinois Higher Education Center (IHEC) will agree to pay for a large majority of the costs of administering the survey on your campus, should you agree to certain terms. ** Illinois Institutions only.
The goal for both Department of Human Services and the Illinois Higher Education Center is to have over 40 institutions and over 15,000 students participate in this coming spring’s administration. Institutional results can be used to provide data for the federally mandated Safe and Drug Free Campuses Biennial Review, for campus needs assessment, program development, and grant writing needs. The aggregate Illinois data is used to help both the Department of Human Services and IHEC in fund seeking, program development, resource allocation and assessment.
Through funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Illinois Higher Education Center will pay for the majority of expenses your campus will incur for this data collection as long as your institution is willing to:
What IHEC Will Fund
To conduct this survey, many campuses may spend $500 - $1500. The Illinois Higher Education Center will agree to pay for the following costs of survey administration:
What IHEC Will Not Fund
While we wish that we could provide more, we must limit our costs in order to allow more institutions to participate.
Therefore, the Illinois Higher Education Center will not pay for the following costs:
Resources for Illinois Institutions Only
Core Survey Info Sheets
Core Survey Checklist
Sample confidentiality and anonymity on the web
Sample IRB application
Sample letter to the president
Sample proctor script
Required elements of informed consent
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