#BetterU Blog

How to teach sexual consent

By Evan Walker-Wells A key challenge in sexual assault prevention is discussing sexual consent in ways that do not subtly undermine core messages. Well-intentioned consent messaging can counteract the crucial objectives of anti-sexual violence education, inadvertently...

How to help your anxious students

By Lucy Berrington, MS Anxiety is prevalent among students, and harms them academically, studies show. First year students appear to be especially vulnerable. Counseling and other interventions can help students develop resilience skills that support their success...

Where should colleges stand on e-cigarettes?

E-cigarettes are a public health conundrum. Most e-cigs contain nicotine, the research on their health effects is in its infancy, and the FDA is only just beginning to evaluate vaping products with a view to regulating them. All of this complicates the development of...

5 ways to help “outsider” students fit in and thrive

By Amy Baldwin, EdD, director of University College, University of Central Arkansas The issue Many college students worry that they got into this program through luck rather than ability and effort. Certain student populations are especially vulnerable: first...

Check out our NEW “Student Advocate” for staff and faculty

The Student Advocate from Student Health 101 has been revamped and strengthened as a specialist tool for college staff and faculty. Each month, The Student Advocate (TSA), a digital newsletter, addresses sexual assault prevention on campus. This programming is about...

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