Basic Needs Student Success Survey

Food insecurity among college students is problem that can impact student performance in the classroom and ultimately effect student success. The Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) developed the Basic Needs Student Success Survey (BNS3) and administered it to undergraduate students at California State University, Chico in April 2019. The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) office assisted in the recruitment and provided computers for students to take the survey. Participants were given a $25 gift card for their participation. Initially, EOP students were identified as the target population for this survey because of their low-income and first-generation status which makes these students more likely eligible to qualify for CalFresh. The purpose of this cross-sectional pilot study was to create a tool that identifies student perception of the impact of receiving CalFresh assistance on their health, nutrition, cooking confidence, time management and academic performance. This report provides a top level descriptive analysis of each question in the survey. Researchers and campus staff are encouraged to review the information in this analysis to formulate research questions and hypotheses. These results can be found at: