Health and Wellness

Have Your Voice Heard- Participate in the Health Minds Study

For the first time, the institution will be issuing a global assessment in order to gain a baseline of the mental health and well-being (including health habits, behaviors, and perceptions) of the UD student community. The survey will explore lifestyle including: physical activity, nutrition, sleep, as well as personal safety and violence.  

We encourage you to participate in this survey to provide a clearer picture of how UD students handle the stressors of college life, and how well your health and well-being needs are being met. This data will drive health and wellbeing programs and services available to students at the University of Dayton.

  • Who: All undergraduate students
  • When: Survey launches February 18th and runs through March 8th
  • Where: The link in your email from is accessible from any computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • How long: Takes 20-25 minutes to complete

Healthy Minds Study Overview
The Healthy Minds Study (HMS) is a survey-based study that examines mental health and related issues (depression, anxiety, and substance use), as well as service utilization among college students.  A research team at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health conducts the study.  Since its national launch in 2007, HMS has been issued at over 200 college and university campuses across the US, with over 200,000 respondents.

The survey is confidential.
As a result of your participation, a dataset of de-identified survey responses will be provided, in addition to an aggregate report to compare against all participating institutions. We will NEVER see individual responses.  

We acknowledge some students may experience discomfort with certain questions.  Individuals are able to skip the question and move to the next one.

 If feelings or concerns arise please reach out to the following resources for support:

  • Health Center  (937) 229- 3131
  • Counseling Center (937) 229- 3141
  • Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Resources and Education (CADRE) (937) 229- 1233
  • Community Wellness Services (937) 229-2651
  • Sexual Violence Prevention (937) 229- 1212

Benefits of Participation
For completing the survey you will receive a fabulous Flyer t-shirt.  Your email address will be traced via the unique link you use to access the survey in order to allow us to award those who participate their t-shirt. This information is provided to the University by Healthy Minds.

You will be entered into a national sweepstakes for one of ten $100 prizes and one of two $500 prizes. Winners will be notified by the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Claiming your T-shirt
At the end of each week, the University will receive a list of individuals who have completed the survey.  These individuals will receive an email directing them to pick up their t-shirt. Starting the week of February 25th. You will need to show a staff member the t-shirt distribution email, then you will be given your t-shirt. Sizes are first come, first serve.


Thank you for your participation and ensuring your voice is heard.

For questions about the survey contact Sarah DeWitt, Coordinator of Health Education and Wellness Promotion at


Community Wellness Services