The Importance of Sleep During Your College Experience
2020 Guide for Students
College students are some of the most sleep-deprived people in the world (and some of the most stressed). This is mostly because college is very demanding, both mentally and physically, like an intellectual marathon. A full-time student can expect that every minute of every day be potentially filled with school work if they let it . . .
How To Stay Fit and Healthy in College
2020 Guide for Students
College students have stressful social and academic lives, so it is little wonder why they often lose focus and avoid paying attention to how to stay healthy in college. Incoming freshmen (with a most appealing new independence and free access to dining halls) struggle to avoid packing on the Freshman 15, as in pounds. [Note . . .
The Complete Guide to College for Students with Disabilities
Making the transition from high school to college is always a huge rite of passage for any student. It can be an especially steep slope to climb for college students who have learning differences or disabilities. But yes, students will disabilities can go to college and even make it to the top of their class. . . .
Can I Go to College with a Learning Disability?
Students with learning disabilities make a much larger populations on every (yes, that’s right, every) college campus then you may know. In fact, the report from the National Center for Education Statistics exposes the surprising numbers. The statistic for women undergraduate students who have self-reported a learning disability is 19.6% and 19.2% for men. As . . .
What if My College Isn't ADA Compliant?
First off, what does it mean to be ADA Compliant? ADA stands for the Americans with Disabilities Act. In September 2010 it was published by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in order to bring forth regulations that ensure information and technology is accessible to all. This was specifically designed to protect Americans with disabilities who . . .
What is a TPSID?
Students with intellectual disabilities have so many more options today when it comes to higher education than were once available. A model called Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) was created in 2010 to ensure such programs are funded and carried out in institutions of higher learning. The funding for TPSID . . .
Ultimate Campus Guide for LGBTQ Students
Times have changed. It's impossible to argue otherwise. LGBTQ visibility is higher than just 10 years ago, and official recognition of gay rights made major strides in recent years, with issues such as same-sex marriage, the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the military, and increased awareness of trans rights. However, for LGBTQ young . . .
Tools for Students with Hearing Impairments
Colleges and universities today generally have assistive technology centers where hearing-impaired learners may find the necessary equipment and resources to aid them in their college career. This is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act which require college campuses offer learning facilities accessible to all students, regardless of ability, . . .
Mental Health Resources
One of the greatest things about living in 2018 is that it is no longer taboo to talk about Mental Health. The stigma of going to therapy or admitting to having anxiety is no longer a scarlet letter. This does not mean dealing with mental health is easy, but there are resources that were not . . .
Optimize Your Dorm Life
There may not be a more nerve racking experience than awaiting your dorm room situation. Anticipating who your roommate will be, where you will live, and whether or not the cafeteria will serve good food will cause you to lose some sleep. Unfortunately, those things are outcomes you have little or no control over. However, . . .