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Food and Housing Needs survey launches at all Penn State campuses

Penn State students at every campus, including World Campus, will receive an email with information on completing the Food and Housing Needs Survey. Students can take the survey via the link in their email or by going to by Oct. 21. The survey takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete and students who complete the survey will be eligible to win an Amazon gift card in an amount up to $50. 

The University encourages all students — whether or not they have had trouble meeting basic needs — to complete the survey. Survey results will help the University learn more about the prevalence of need across each Penn State campus, including the World Campus. This survey is also an important step for directing resources and support and guiding future initiatives around housing and food insecurity, which is a rising issue for college students across the country.   

Protecting the privacy of survey respondents is the University’s top priority. While students will need to authenticate to take the survey, only a small group of Student Affairs staff members who can provide resources and support will have access to individual responses. Case managers within Student Care and Advocacy at each campus will connect with students whose survey results indicate a critical need so resources and support can be provided.   

After being analyzed, broad survey results and recommendations to address the findings will be shared with the Penn State community. All public reporting will be done in the aggregate without identifying individuals. 

For questions regarding the Food and Housing Needs Survey, please contact Student Affairs Research and Assessment at [email protected]. At any time, you can also learn more about available basic needs resources and reach out for support if needed.