Join us for our April Center Fellows Speaker Series talk:

Addressing Food, Housing, and Well-being at Virginia Tech: Results from the 2021 Survey

April 26, 2023, 3:30-4:30 pm ET (Virtual)

Dr. Ralph Hall, Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Public & International Affairs, Virginia Tech

Dr. Jessica Agnew, Associate Director, CALS Global, Virginia Tech

Over the past decade, the impact of poor access to food on student wellbeing and academic performance has become a growing concern at institutions of higher education across the U.S. This presentation will explore the results from the 2021 food access survey at Virginia Tech. The survey was sent to 35,337 undergraduate and graduate students on all university campuses and built on a prior food access study completed in 2019, with additional questions covering student wellbeing and housing security. A total of 2,116 complete responses were received, for a 6% response rate. This presentation will explore the important socio demographic correlates of food insecurity and interpret these findings through the lens of 176 written comments provided by students. Recommendations for further enhancing student awareness and access to food, housing, and mental health services will be discussed. 

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