Talk about health

Talk about health

College is one of the most eventful and transformative periods in a person’s life. It’s a time for our sons and daughters to spread their wings and gain a deeper understanding of who they are without us — their parents — by their sides. Classes, academic work, roommates, parties, sports, activities, jobs and friendships take on

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Campus safety checklist

Campus safety checklist

It is natural to worry about the safety of your students when they are on campus and especially if they live in the residence halls rather than commuting from home. Rest assured that colleges and universities make student safety a top priority. The campus police department works closely with the town/city police department — security

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Supporting mental health from a distance

Supporting mental health from a distance

For most young people, going to college is the first time they’ve lived away from home. The experience is exciting, maturing and hopefully fun. It is also a big step and almost inevitably it will bring up some degree of anxiety for them. Students aren’t the only ones who might be anxious. For parents who up

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Support for your far away college student

Support for your far away college student

What do you do if your son or daughter has chosen a college hundreds or even thousands of miles from home? There are challenges, but with extra effort and advance planning you can help your student feel your support even across the miles. Staying on campus over breaks One situation your student may face is a

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Talking about Greek life with our students

Talking about Greek life with our students

Fraternities and sororities play a big role in student life at many American colleges and universities. Parents who’ve had their own positive experiences with Greek life often pass along enthusiastic traditions to their daughters and sons. For other parents, the Greek system is a bit of a mystery, but they may be familiar with controversies that

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Commuter students need connection

Commuter students need connection

Though first-year students come to campus with diverse backgrounds they share common hopes and dreams. They want to be successful in college, and they hope to make life-long friends. Colleges and universities structure campus life to help students achieve these goals, doing everything they can to support academic and social success. A satisfying out-of-classroom experience

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