Effective Prevention Education
College students make choices every day that affect their academic success and ultimately their success in life. The choices they make about alcohol, drugs, and sexual violence can be among the toughest—and can have the most serious consequences. MyStudentBody is a comprehensive, evidence-based, online prevention program aimed at reducing the risk of drug and alcohol abuse and sexual violence among college students. MyStudentBody gives students the tools to choose behaviors that help them successfully navigate the social pressures of the campus life and achieve academic success.
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Know Your Rights: The Campus SaVE Act
As you've learned, sexual violence unfortunately does happen on college campuses. So what happens to the victim or survivor and the perpetrator when an incident of sexual violence (also called sexual misconduct) is reported to school authorities? The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act is a law that requires higher education institutions to follow certain procedures.
What Is the Campus SaVE Act?
To understand the Campus SaVE Act, it's important to first know a little about laws and judicial process. Every state in the United States has laws against sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Additionally, all colleges and universities have a judicial process for sexual misconduct that functions independently from state laws.
Medical Marijuana: Campus Policies and the Law
As of November 2011, 16 states and the District of Columbia had legalized the medical use of marijuana, allowing people with medical authorization to possess small amounts of cannabis; in some cases, these people are also allowed to grow it. (Procon.org maintains a current list of medical-marijuana states.) Six more states had medical-marijuana legislation pending.
At the same time, however, marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law. The United States Department of Justice has not presented a clear or consistent enforcement policy for situations where medical use of marijuana is legal under state or local law.
Alcohol and Other Drugs Assessment: Asking the Right Questions
Alcohol and drug abuse prevention programming needs to fit the specifics of your college or university and its students in order to be effective. So assessing conditions on your campus is an essential part of any prevention program.
To make your assessments as useful as possible, you need to ask the right questions. The answers to these questions will give you a true picture of alcohol and drug abuse patterns among your students, and will reveal actions you can take that have the potential to reduce your students' risky behaviors.