Cumberland University

The Real You @ CU

Have you ever wondered what CU students are really doing behind closed doors? 

The Real You @ CU is a media campaign that seeks to educate the Cumberland University community about social norms on the CU campus.  The campaign is funded by a grant from the Coalition for Safe and Healthy Campus Communities working in partnership with the state of Tennessee. 

All of the statisitical data was collected using two Core surveys on campus during the fall semester of 2008 and the spring semester of 2009.  These surveys were conducted via the internet and CU invited the entire undergraduate student body to participate.  The student response rate to the survey was 12% in the fall of 2008 and 13% in the spring 2009 semester.    The data sets were analyzed by members of the Cumberland University Student Affairs staff, and we are happy to share the information with you below.  We hope this information will be helpful to you as you seek to make choices about your behavior that allow you be the real you at CU!
  • 65% of CU students engage in volunteer activities at least one hour per week.
  • 89% of students agree that they have been happy at CU most of the time.
  • 85% of Cumberland students drink three or fewer drinks per week or do not drink at all.
  • 71% of CU students do not binge drink.
  • 90% of students agree that it's easy to make friends at Cumberland University without drinking alcohol.
  • 85% of CU students agree that they feel valued at Cumberland University.
  • 92% of CU students do not use marijuana.
  • 44% of CU students do not drink. 
  • 91% of CU students believe they have a responsibility to contribute to the well-being of other students.
  • The majority of Cumberland students have 4 or fewer drinks at parties or do not drink at all.
  • 87% of students agree that CU's faculty and staff care about them as students.
  • 91% of CU students have never missed class due to alcohol consumption.
  • 85% of Cumberland students have never driven a car while under the influence of alcohol.