Suicide. The action of killings oneself intentionally. A word synonymous with despair and tragedy, this act may be taken due to several reasons but if focused on a particular demographic, such as college students, the reasons may be clearer. It is widely accepted that causes of suicides are largely (if not completely) mentally related. With high amounts of stress and pressure coupled with ever amounting expectations on still developing minds, it does not seem difficult to correlate why the rates of suicide among college students is steadily increasing.
The impact of stress on academic success in the college students. Today, the pressure is a huge problem in the crowd, Especially in college students, but many college students don’t know how to control their stress. They also don’t know how the stress is generated. Every year, many college students can 't control their own stress to commit suicide.
In Zoë Heller’s Rape on the Campus, She advocates how sexual assault happens often on campuses, and that it needs to be significantly more addressed; as it is scarce for women to bring the college’s attention to the assault. Heller asserts that, “20 percent of women are sexually assaulted during their time at college and as few as 5 percent of these assaults are ever reported to police” (185). Noting that ninety-five percent of sexual assault cases are dealt by the college, colleges can take advantage and handle its reputation by outputting false information to cover any potential negative reputation. While colleges are forced to obey the rules of title IX, I believe this is an inadequate effort to remove bias teachers and workers from colleges.
Even if it is something minor happens, they should still be arrested or fined because anything can happen to them while away in college. These colleges should enforce their own laws about underage drinking on and around their campus. Under age binge drinking students drink excessively and there are many consequences like: death, injuries, assault, and more. Parents should be aware of the alcohol related problems at the college their child is attending and what they are doing to solve them. While these underage binge drinking students are drinking any incident can occur; therefore, laws should be enforced, even if it is something
As a result, the common and wide practice of substances such as drugs and alcohol in colleges prompt sexual acts and will contribute significantly to the outbreak of sexual violence in campuses. To conclude, substances such as drugs and alcohol is the main cause of sexual violence on college and university campuses because they catalyse and provide chances for illegal sexual acts. Although this statement disagreed by some, it is still a known fact that these substances hold a substantially massive role in leading to the frequent occurrence of sexual violence cases in campuses. What is clear now is that sexual violence is a rising and alarming issue that affects individuals from all social classes as well as age group. Therefore, awareness regarding sexual violence must be raised and the synergy and teamwork from all parties are necessary in order to curb this issue and prevent it from worsening before this sinful and shameful act is
They could have been left traumatized, or felt as if they no longer felt safe or protected while being on campus. This should have been a huge concern in the Illinois community because rape is wrong, and if this kept happening, students could start to lose their sense of safety because rape can happen to anyone. Yet, even today, generations later, rape is still a prevalent issue on the U of I
School Bullies Should Be Prosecuted by Law There has always been a great concern about school violence, not only among the police and parents but also in the public in general. There is one recent phenomenon of our age, which has received particular attention because it was something unknown among earlier generations. It was only a few years ago that bullying was recognized and reported as a serious and existing offense of today’s schools. The reason for hearing about it often is because researchers and the media started to devote time to keep up with it given its frequency and fast proliferation.
The study shows that, half of college student involved in clubs and organization have put their lives at risk because of hazing (Allan 11). College and high school student are the most individuals who are affected with this problem. Some of them feel good about it and some say that, they are “willing to endure this torture because they feel it necessary to be accepted as part of the group” (Chaney 5). Which mean that, these individuals are basically do this just because they want to be in the group but is not because they are convinced that hazing is one way that can put them
As more people quit smoking, the amount of preventable smoking deaths can only go down. Many colleges have banned smoking but lack the initiative to take policies further than that. According to researcher Kirsten C. Rodgers, the five-component plan developed by the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation is an effective way to improve campus policies. The plan includes tobacco free environments, reduced sales and advertisements, enforcement, education, and cessation programs (Rodgers, 258). Having a comprehensive plan that covers all these components can have effects that go on to help prevent smoking in current and future generations.
-How peer pressure starts: Many youngsters initially experiment with drugs or alcohol because of peer pressure that hovers over them. In fact, it is most of the times a friend who first offers drug or alcohol to the teens. A teen who has friends that drink is much more likely to be involved in drunk driving just because the peer group approves of the use of alcohol. Likewise, use of drugs or alcohol will also worsen if the teen is part of the group who condones using these substances.
I hope that during my undergraduate years at George Mason University I will be able to investigate the problem affecting many colleges that is date rape drugs. Rape on college campuses is a horrifying epidemic that our country is facing. According to healthresearchfunding.org “Up to 90% of college campus rapes occur through date rape incidents.” Almost every day on the news there is a new story about a woman who was a victim of rape or sexual assault, and most of the time the perpetrator gets away hands free. A major reason why date rape drugs are commonly used is because they are easily slipped in to drinks at college parties and are undetectable by the victim.
Predictors of Sexual Assault While In College Sexual assault on campus is an important public health concern and public safety concern which has been becoming an important topic on colleges and universities across the country. According to a special report conducted by U.S. Department of Justice (2014), the Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females, 1995-2013 (U.S. Department of Justice 2014) found that 20% of student victims reported a rape or sexual assault to the police during their time in college. Due to stigma of sexual assault and fear of retaliation we know that significant percentage of individuals never report their sexual assault, and other analyses have victimization reports ranging from 35% to a high of 56%
Michael Mondelli Mrs. Wright English 12 Period 12 16 February 2017 Drinking Age Lowering the MLDA (minimum legal drinking age) would positively impact society. The rise of the MLDA might have prevented some issues but it created far more than it prevented.
Sexual assaults on campuses have received more attention than in the past, because of an increased number of incidents occurring. Eliminating these assaults is nearly impossible, although with the help of society, individual strategies, and the involvement of the universities, we can cut down the number of victims dramatically. Schools want their campuses to be safe, yet all schools have violence. Every student deserves the right to a safe learning environment. Should schools do more to help prevent sexual assaults on campus or, should more women carry around pepper spray like I do?
Statement of the Problem Alcohol-related sexual assaults happen frequently within a college campus. Although sexual assault on campus has become a growing concern for the public, many of these sexual assaults go unreported so it is hard to know how severe of a problem it really is. Even though the majority of these sexual assaults are committed by acquaintances known to the victim many will be disciplined lightly or not at all by the university board. It is important to understand that sexual assault does not just mean rape, but also any sexual contact that involved force upon a person without that person’s consent. Based on the university’s alcohol policy on campus, I want to know if the environment created creates a setting where sexual assaults