The thought of that is extremely scary to many people. Encouraging victims to come forward about their assault, knowing that they will be believed and supported is a very important factor on reducing assaults on college campuses. Getting the colleges more hands-on with fraternities is crucial with the reduction of rape considering that sexual assault happens a lot in that area of campus life. Implementing repercussions for actions of fraternity members that know about assaults taking place is also important. Once they see that their life could be affected by their behavior or the behavior of others they will most likely come forward.
If you’re anything like I used to be, you may not know what domestic violence means or entails. This is a real problem, considering that DV is an issue on many college campuses. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the US have been targets of physical violence from their partner, and an even higher percentage have experienced emotional abuse. (DV isn’t always just physical.) October is Domestic Violence Month, and it’s the perfect time for you to educate yourself on the matter and to help raise awareness.
In Dudley Delvin’s “Plagiarism in America,” Delvin expresses his opinion about the growing plagiarism epidemic in America’s schools and presents a solution to correct the situation. The modern student body has begun to view plagiarism as a common practice since much of the information used is available instantaneously. Students often fail to see the issue of using another individual’s ideas as their own since the ideas are made public, allowing others to obtain the information. To solve the epidemic, Delvin proposes a solution that increases the surveillance of student work and incorporates zero tolerance policies that punish students for the use of plagiarism. Plagiarism has increased at rates proportionate to the advancements in technology.
Stress can occur when there are demands on an individual that exceed his or her coping capabilities. There are different stressors that college students are facing; these are school, friends and family, but the top stressor that greatly contributes to the students is due to their academic demands. Stress due to new environment, new school, and new place and there might even be culture shock for students studying away from home. Students especially freshmen have hard time to adjust in their new life as college students. Sometimes, combination of peer pressure, academic pressure and feeling of aloneness trigger emotional instability among college students.
Since it is such a problem there has been major changes to college campuses such an emergency line if you are in trouble with a sexual assault or feel unsafe when someone is near you. It is very common women are the main victim of sexual assault and sexual harassment because young men are still young and don’t make right decisions. Most times these sexual come from parties because both men and woman are drunk and men take advantage of women. Among undergraduate students, 23.1 percent of females and 5.4 percent of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation. Although, that might be the case there is not an excuse to justify these horrible acts.
A college education is a necessity in our society today and the ever rising cost of college tuition is a problem everyone has to deal with, because it does not just affect students, it affects everyone. The high cost of tuition has economic, social, and national ramifications. These ramifications affect America as a nation, and each and every citizen who lives there. The trouble with tuition is tuition causes a lot of trouble for everyone. One of these troubles is that it makes it harder for students to get into or stay in college.
“Every two minutes another American is sexually assaulted” (Scope of the Problem). Schools needs to do more to inform and protect their students against sexual assault. Most people are the victims of sexual assault because they don’t know how to prevent it. If people are required to learn more about how to prevent sexual assault like say in a school then the number of sexual assaults per year should greatly decrease. There is also a problem when it comes to a student reporting that they were sexually assaulted in a school.
Tovani states “students can always find ways to cheat”(Tovani 4). What Tovani is saying is very true students do find various ways of cheating there has been an increase in the amount of academic dishonesty in schools of all levels, including universities. In high school, there are many students that have the desire of attending the university of their dreams after they graduate whether it’s a small university or a prestigious university that accepts a small number of applicants, so there is a good chance they will be academically dishonest to achieve their goal. This is just one of the many reasons why students cheat. Students will decide to be
One predictor of sexual assault among college students is alcohol use by victims. I definitely agree with this predictor. I think there is a lot of pressure put on college students to go out and get really drunk with all of your friends. Drinking can turn into a competition which can lead to heavily intoxicated men and women. When a person is heavily intoxicated, they have no idea what is going on around them.
Another strong aspect of her argument is that campus violence is due to substance abuse. Most of the students who committed the crimes “were drunk, high, or in need of drugs” at the time of
Alcohol can have grave effects on anyone who consumes high amounts of the drug. It has damaging effects on a person’s mind, body, and lifestyle. Drinking has become very common on college campuses, and more students are engaging in binged drinking. In this easy, I will analyze how alcohol effects a college athlete’s performance and recovery, behavior, psychological state, and their long term health. From the research evaluated, alcohol has been used not only as a suppressant for stress, but also as a social norm in institutions across the county, and the world as well.
This act promises equality in athletics, employment, and education. Many schools under investigation are on the list because students filed complaints of Title IX violations: claiming that their universities did not provide a safe learning environment and alienated victims of sexual assault (typically women). With this law gaining attention from the government, media outlets began to scrutinize university policies and previous negligence of Title IX. Increased media attention and coverage of sexual assault on college campuses reveals patterns and themes, which this paper will examine. Journalists have covered Title IX investigations sensitively and accurately presented student’s concerns in regards to sexual assault policy and practices.
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?
Binge drinking involves drinking at a very fast rate in order to get drunk which clearly can be incredibly dangerous, especially for inexperienced drinkers. Carleton relies on personal responsibility heavily but also provides many regulations meant to keep students safe. It has also been shown that alcohol is a leading cause of sexual assaults on college campuses. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, “researchers consistently have found that approximately one-half of all sexual assaults are committed by men who have been drinking alcohol” and “approximately one-half of all sexual assault victims report that they were drinking alcohol at the time of the assault.” Alcohol and sexual assault are clearly connected so having an open policy can also lead to an increase in sexual assault cases on campus. Once again Carleton is putting students in danger by letting them drinking without any kind of punishment.