Data for the Be One campaign comes from two surveys conducted in the 2009-2010 academic year.  Each survey was approved by the MTSU Institutional Review Board. 

In the fall of 2009, 408 randomly selected students completed the Core Drug and Alcohol Survey.  The survey was web-based, allowing respondents to complete the assessment in the privacy of their own rooms and on their own computers.  Participation was voluntary, and respondents could leave blank any question with which they were uncomfortable answering.  No names were ever attached to the survey data.  When the survey closed, the demographics of participants were very similar to the demographics of the school.  Here’s a breakdown of the demographics of Core Survey participants:

  • 25.1% were freshmen
  • 20.7% were sophomores
  • 25.9% were juniors
  • 25.4% were seniors
  • 83.7% lived off campus
  • 69.1% were between ages 18-22

In the spring of 2010, 745 randomly selected students completed the National College Health Assessment.  This survey was also web-based, confidential, and voluntary.  Once again, the demographics of survey respondents were similar to the university’s demographics.  The breakdown is as follows:

  • 25.2% were first year undergraduates
  • 20.7% were second year undergraduates
  • 24.5% were third year undergraduates
  • 22.9% were fourth year or more undergraduates
  • 80% lived off campus
  • 76.8% were between the ages of 18-24, with a median age of 21