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To Pledge or Not to Pledge: Pros and Cons of Frat Life

To Pledge or Not to Pledge: Pros and Cons of Frat Life

Dante highlights the pros and cons of Greek life.

By Dante Jordan
Published November 17, 2011
Schools, Sexual Assault & Silence

Schools, Sexual Assault & Silence

It’s important to note that the occurrences, as well as victims, of sexual assault spans all social, economic and, even, gender barriers.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 23, 2013
The Problem with Study Drugs

The Problem with Study Drugs

In pursuit of academic excellence, it's become the go-to common-but-highly-illegal practice among college students to abuse prescription stimulant drugs.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 5, 2016
Schools of Sobriety

Schools of Sobriety

These schools prove that you can still gain a great education in a college atmosphere while observing a sober lifestyle.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 7, 2013
College Safety 101

College Safety 101

Knowing these safety concerns and how to protect yourself can allow you to have a safe and happy college experience.

Kara Nelson
Published April 17, 2014
Top 10 Safety Tips for College Students

Top 10 Safety Tips for College Students

There are easy ways to prevent yourself from becoming more vulnerable than necessary or putting yourself into potentially harmful situations.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 27, 2014
Party Excess

Party Excess

Don’t get us wrong –there’s nothing wrong with having fun with friends – in fact; it’s wonderful to have a healthy social life. Keyword: healthy.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 8, 2015
How to Stay Safe this Halloween on Your College Campus

How to Stay Safe this Halloween on Your College Campus

For over three decades, Ohio University has been known for its Halloween celebration. The party fills the streets as tens of thousands of Halloween celebrators descend onto the town of Athens. ...

By Leah Westfall
Published October 8, 2010
The Forgotten College Student

The Forgotten College Student

Yes, many college students, like you, are technically homeless.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 18, 2013
Take Caution (Literally) While Choosing a College

Take Caution (Literally) While Choosing a College

One of the most important issues in choosing a college is often the most overlooked: the safety and security of your collegiate environment. Different universities handle safety differently, depending on their ...

By Stephen Pemberton
Published June 4, 2008
Sexual Assault on College Campuses: How Safe Are You?

Sexual Assault on College Campuses: How Safe Are You?

Studies show that 1 in 5 college women are sexually assaulted during their college years.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published July 25, 2014
5 Apps for Your Campus Safety

5 Apps for Your Campus Safety

5 apps that will help you stay safe on your college campus.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published September 2, 2014
How to Stay Safe on a College Campus

How to Stay Safe on a College Campus

Find out how to stay safe on a college campus with these tips.

The Pittsburgh Tribune--Review via YellowBrix
Published August 31, 2010
Spring Break Safety Tips

Spring Break Safety Tips

Fun is only fun if you’re smart about it!

McKenzie Nevins
Published January 15, 2015
Halloween Campus Safety Tips

Halloween Campus Safety Tips

Have a fun and safe Hallo-weekend!

Alison Graham
Published October 7, 2014
Ask the Right Questions: Addressing Campus Safety Concerns

Ask the Right Questions: Addressing Campus Safety Concerns

Between heavy course loads, paying for school and part-time jobs and internships, safety should be the least of your concerns.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 4, 2015
The College Student's Guide to Safe Socialization

The College Student's Guide to Safe Socialization

Blacking out—becoming so drunk that you can’t remember some or all of the events that happened while you were drinking—is frequently portrayed in the media as a fairly common, harmless occurrence. In reality, it’s quite serious.

Laura Magerkurth
Published September 14, 2015
How Safe Is Your Campus? Campus Safety Resources You Need to Know About

How Safe Is Your Campus? Campus Safety Resources You Need to Know About

Of course you are concerned about your safety and well-being on campus – the stories are abundant, overwhelming and alarming (to say the least).

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 4, 2015
5 Tips to Know Before Your First Lab Class

5 Tips to Know Before Your First Lab Class

While lab classes are fun, they can also become dangerous rather quickly if the proper safety precautions and lab etiquette are not respected.

By Erica Cirino, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published August 4, 2015
Lady Gaga, White House Team Up to Prevent Sexual Assault

Lady Gaga, White House Team Up to Prevent Sexual Assault

Lady Gaga, and other celebrities, join the White House to prevent sexual assault.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 3, 2016