Today’s college environment presents a multitude of challenges: substance use, sexual assault, campus safety, rooming issues, hazing, medical care, academic stress and more. Learn how to navigate each challenge by understanding college policies, procedures, and resources.
COS expert presenters have worked with thousands of campuses to garner the critical knowledge imparted in this comprehensive, well-informed program. Seniors and parents understand the complex, overlapping jurisdictions and standards of state laws, local ordinances, federal offenses, campus policies, Honor Codes, government regulations and requirements, civil litigation, and student conduct boards. We reveal 25+ essential tips for piloting through hook-up culture, party scenes replete with high-risk drinking, Greek life, academic stress, and roommate negotiations.
Goals and Learning Outcomes:
- Learn how the Clery Act, Title IX, FERPA, and other laws impact college students and their families.
- Understand how Codes of Conduct work and what rights students have in the process.
- Learn about social norms for high-risk drinking, hook-up culture and drug use and alternatives to these environments.
- Become aware of how college-provided technologies can provide safety, but also vulnerability.
- Learn best practices, myths and realities related to college life and what options and resources are available.
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