Safest College Campuses 2016

 

The 2016 Safest College Campuses ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews. Top ranked colleges offer a safe and healthy environment with little or no campus crime, drugs, and alcohol usage.

See how this ranking was calculated.

 

 

Bullying and Suicide

The relationship between bullying and suicide is complex. Many media reports oversimplify this relationship, insinuating or directly stating that bullying can cause suicide. The facts tell a different story. In particular, it is not accurate and potentially dangerous to present bullying as the “cause” or “reason” for a suicide, or to suggest that suicide is a natural response to bullying. We recommend media not use the word “bully-cide.”

  • Research indicates that persistent bullying can lead to or worsen feelings of isolation, rejection, exclusion, and despair, as well as depression and anxiety, which can contribute to suicidal behavior.
  • The vast majority of young people who are bullied do not become suicidal.
  • Most young people who die by suicide have multiple risk factors.
  • Some youth, such as LGBT youth, are at increased risk for suicide attempts even when bullying is not a factor.
  • A recent CDC publication provides more information on the relationship between bullying and suicide.

Read more about the possible harm of connecting bullying and suicide in what to avoid.

Above article found at:  https://www.stopbullying.gov/media/facts/index.html#target

 

Sorority Members Arrested After Forcing Pledges To Eat Mud And Garbage

At the University of Albany police arrested several sorority members. A noise complaint led to the arrest of seven University of Albany students for hazing.  Police said they arrived at an off-campus sorority house and found four young women being forced to eat mud and garbage. Sorority members were also accused of pour fowl smelling liquids onto the women. One student, who didn’t want to be identified, said she dropped out of the pledging process early on because of the abuse.

Read more at: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/11/11/university-of-albany-sorority-arrests/
from CBS NewYork

Virtually all college students experience the effects of college drinking – whether they drink or not.

The problem with college drinking is not necessarily the drinking itself, but the negative consequences that result from excessive drinking.   Each year, drinking affects college students, as well as college communities, and families. The consequences of drinking include: death, assault, sexual abuse, injury, academic problems, health problems/suicide attempts and more.  As reported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in the report:  www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol

 

Most Dangerous Colleges

For many college students, their campus becomes a new home. The full hallways of young adults, the blue safety buttons and the ample staff of campus police seem to promise protection at every corner.

But colleges are not, actually, impermeable to the crimes of the real world. Despite extensive safety precautions taken by many schools, crimes do strike campuses.

The Daily Beast reviewed the U.S. Department of Education’s stats for college campuses around the nation and narrowed down the ones that are the most plagued by crime, weighting the data for campus population.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/most-dangerous-colleges/