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DSA, in conjunction with other Vanderbilt offices, administers a variety of surveys to the Vanderbilt community. This page provides an overview of recently conducted major surveys.

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SurveyRecipientsTime of YearAnnual?Active
Alcohol and Other Drug SurveyA sample of undergraduate and graduate studentsOctoberBiennialOctober 16 - 30, 2023
MoveVU Commute SurveyFaculty, staff, postdocs and graduate studentsOctoberYesOctober 2 - 17, 2023
CommonVU EvaluationAll undergraduate first-year studentsSeptemberYesSeptember 11 - October 11, 2023
COFHE Enrolled Student Survey All enrolled undergraduate studentsFebruary-AprilBiennialFebruary 27 - April 3, 2023
Quality of Life Survey (QLS)All undergraduate studentsDecember-JanuaryBiennialDecember 2023
Student Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and MisconductAll undergraduate, graduate, and professional studentsFebruaryNoSpring 2024
COFHE Senior Survey May graduation candidates AprilBiennialApril 2024
Admitted Student Questionnaire (ASQ)All admitted first-year studentsApril-JulyYes
COFHE Alumni Survey Bachelor recipients, and alumni 5 and 10 years post-bachelors February-MarchEvery four years
COFHE Parent Survey Parents of enrolled undergraduates February-MarchEvery four years
First Destination Survey (NACE)All graduating undergraduatesSeptember-OctoberYes
First Year Survey All undergraduate first-year studentsAugustBiennial
PhD Engagement SurveyAll enrolled PhD students in their 3rd program year of attendanceMarch-May Yes
PhD Exit SurveyAll graduating PhD studentsOngoingYes
School of Engineering Survey of Future Plans May School of Engineering graduatesApril-MayYes
Healthy Minds SurveyAll undergraduate, graduate, and professional studentsOctoberNo