The Lowdown on Medical Amnesty Laws: Why Educating College Students Matters

Unfortunately, there is a stigma attached to alcohol and drug-related emergencies. Students may hesitate to seek help due to concerns about judgment or reputational damage— especially if they are underage drinking. They are often afraid, ashamed or they simply don’t know who to call in the face of these emergencies.  According to the Medical Amnesty […]

Drinking in Greek Life: 5 Things Colleges Can Do

Fraternities have been a way of life for many college students over the years. For some, joining Greek Life is just as important as attending college itself and may be a sort of family tradition with generations being involved in the same Greek fraternity. 

How to Prevent Alcohol Abuse in College Student Athletes

With high pressures to perform both in the game and in the classroom, student athletes have an unfortunately high alcohol abuse rate. With a work-hard, play-hard culture and unique social environments and peer pressures, student athletes are more likely to report heavy episodic drinking and subscribe to high-risk drinking as part of college party culture. 

Voluntary vs. Mandatory: Alcohol Awareness Courses Among First-Year College Students

College freshmen experience a number of transitional issues as they venture away from parental supervision into the world of free choice, especially as those decisions pertain to alcohol use. More often than not, research has shown that alcohol misuse and alcohol-related behaviors have a negative impact on a college student’s academic success.

Alcohol and Binge Drinking in College

Binge drinking is a common problem on many college and university campuses. Many college students see alcohol consumption as a normal part of partying and college life. They see drinking as a way to explore their newfound freedom and independence. However, harmful drinking and underage drinking can pose serious risks to students’ health, safety, and […]

Trauma-Informed Schools: Helping Traumatized Students Succeed

One out of every 4 students have been exposed to a traumatic event that can affect learning and/or behavior. Trauma comes in many forms, from living in extreme poverty or neglect, to experiencing difficult events like bullying, school shootings, community violence, or physical or sexual violence, to divorce or death of a loved one. With […]

Sexual Assault: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Investigations On Campus

Sexual assault is a widespread problem, but in the past decade a spotlight has shined on assaults on college campuses. While prominent cases have captured headlines—including that of Chanel Miller who was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner and only received six months in prison—there are millions of other individuals who have or will face what […]