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For graduate students attending the NASPA Annual Conference!
With a national focus on gender-based violence, significant changes to marijuana laws, and mental health challenges new and old, this years trio of NASPA conferences focused on those topics and equipping prevention professionals on campus with the best tools possible.
Even though a new academic term may have just started, it's already time to start thinking about spring break and how you can ensure your students' safety. Join NASPA and the BACCHUS Initiatives in our 2nd annual "Lead the Break" campaign to encourage safe and healthy spring breaks!
This year’s Mental Health, Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention Conference Opening Plenary Speaker, Elizabeth Armstrong, recounted her experience observing life on a women’s floor in a residence hall where partying and the desire to fit in is the norm. While this can describe just about any residence hall floor community, her findings prompt a reflection on how we educate, prevent, and respond to her findings.
I stood in the DePaul University student center earlier this year with one of the most active multi-racial students I work with. Together, a team of staff on our campus had been working with her and others to develop a new multi-racial student organization on campus.