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What I've Learned as a Student in Recovery at The George Washington University

Tim Rabolt | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Tim Rabolt

As I enter my sixth year of recovery and sixth and final year at The George Washington University (GW), I thought I'd take the time to write what I've...

The Vitality of Collegiate Recovery

Tim Rabolt | Posted 04.02.2016 | Education
Tim Rabolt

There has never been a more critical time to support the widespread establishment of collegiate recovery programs (CRPs)

Transforming Universities: The Lives and Labor of Student Activism

Ajay Nair | Posted 03.08.2016 | College
Ajay Nair

The current racial justice movement on college campuses nationwide provides us with a needed sense of urgency and clear insight into how the racial contours of a university can change.

First in Flight: North Carolina and the Surge of Collegiate Recovery

Tim Rabolt | Posted 10.14.2016 | College
Tim Rabolt

North Carolina is a prime example of unity, collaboration, and promoting recovery throughout the state. Unity within the community is how we beat addiction. What we can learn from North Carolina is that the principles of our personal recoveries should be present as we progress in the broader recovery movement.

Heading to College? Let's Make Sure You Graduate

Angel B. Pérez, PhD | Posted 08.05.2016 | College
Angel B. Pérez, PhD

A huge migration is about to begin. In a few week's time, like so many eager, young, stumbling wildebeest, thousands of you are about to head off into a new chapter and begin your college careers.

Yik Yak Disrupted A Student Affairs Professionals Conference

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Andy Thomason | Posted 03.25.2015 | College

Student-affairs professionals flocked to New Orleans this week for the annual meeting of Naspa -- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. ...

Becoming Intentional About Student Life

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.04.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

At the moment, there are two principal levels of influence dominating the residential part of the learning experience. The first is the presumed social contract between the student and the institution. The second is the array of housing options available to them.

Student Affairs Administrators Get Suicidal Too

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

No, let's not always be hanging out together. No, let's not just laugh off that we never use any of our vacation days. Let's try yes to a work/life balance that actually allows us the opportunity to stop work and have a life.

The Commencement Roller Coaster

Beverly Low | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Beverly Low

Graduating seniors are once again living in two worlds. Much like their young first-year selves, their attention is divided -- each has one foot in college and one foot leading toward the next big adventure. The next climb.

The Friend Group Factor

Beverly Low | Posted 05.11.2013 | College
Beverly Low

First-year students want a friend group. And they want it immediately. If a student doesn't have one, was ditched by one, or is in the process of seeking a new one, college can be a very lonely place.

Advice for New College Students

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter | Posted 10.31.2012 | College
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter

These years will change you in ways you can't even imagine; you will learn more and develop friendships unlike any you have ever had, or possibly ever will have again. Your time is what you make of it. Take it all in, be safe and enjoy it.