Graduating Students Hear ‘You are Debt Free’ as Donor Pays Their College Balances

Over 100 students who recently gathered at Wiley College’s (TX) commencement heard these words from President and CEO Herman J. Felton Jr. about th...

U. of Rochester Launches 'Fill-in Family' Program to Support Graduating International Students

This year, international students at the University of Rochester (NY) whose families can’t make it to their college graduations will be supported b...

Valedictorian with Nonspeaking Autism Inspires Peers to Live Life of Service

At Rollins College (FL), a student with nonspeaking autism was selected by her peers to deliver the valedictory graduation address. Elizabeth Bonke...

Multigenerational College Access Programs Aim to Improve Retention and Families’ Financial Status

When students and their family members pursue higher education together, they can “lean on each other and draw on each other” for support, said Mic...

Making a Self-Compassion Plan

What is it that you need to feel healthy and whole? Identifying these factors is a critical step in determining the most effective coping skills fo...

Meeting Pandemic Sophomores’ Needs in Order to Engage and Retain Them

What are some of the essential resources that pandemic sophomores may not even know that they need? We asked Amy Golden, Ed.D., the Assistant Dean ...

Ways to Help Commuter Students Advocate for Their Own Needs

Empowering commuter students to embrace their own agency and be effective advocates for their own needs takes intentional effort. We asked Cathy R....

Leaders’ Humility and Gratitude Can Positively Impact Team Voice and Innovation, Study Shows

Many employees don’t feel like their managers provide them with a voice – where they can proactively provide input and offer suggestions for improv...

More and More Campuses Offering Ramadan Initiatives to Support Muslim Students

To create an enhanced sense of belonging and inclusion, some campuses have announced Ramadan initiatives to support Muslim students fasting for the...

National High Five Day and Its U. of Virginia Origins

The third Thursday of every April – today! – is National High Five Day, started at the University of Virginia in 2002 when a group of students stoo...

The Pros and Cons of Campus Peer Mental Health Support Programs

When it comes to mental health, peer support is a growing field that includes mental health hotlines, text lines and apps, short-term coaching and ...

Minimizing Risk When Hosting Minors on Campus

The summer season of camps and conferences will soon be upon us, as students under 18 ready to visit our campuses. We asked Dr. Grant L. Azdell, th...

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