Last week we talked about the rise in mental health challenges in higher education, specifically on college campuses. With 14% of college students saying they dropped out of college due to mental health issues, the need for help is there. However, tackling the issue is more complex than just offering more counselors and encouraging students to make appointments for 1:1 help. Because of this, campus administrators are starting to find more unique ways to reach students who may be struggling.
It’s Earth Week! Campuses across the US are known for actively working to reduce their carbon footprint and there are organizations out there holding them to those commitments. Second Nature and The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment is one of the organizations addressing global warming and the impact of college campuses.
It’s Inauguration Day, an important moment in American history. The United States has a new president and vice president in Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris who were both sworn in this morning at the US Capitol. But, before this team embarked on their journey to the White House, they were students! Both President Biden and Vice President Harris were active students at their colleges and members of campus organizations. In honor of today, we’re taking a look at two of those organizations: Omicron Delta Kappa and Alpha Kappa Alpha.
We talk a lot about our graduation cords and the honor societies that use them, but many graduates choose to wear cords that represent important causes. Each month we will explore popular causes and their corresponding cord colors. This month, we’re spotlighting National Bullying Prevention Month.
Earlier this week we talked about the remarkable academic achievements of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, including her membership of Phi Kappa Phi. So, what does it take to be a member of an honor society with a Supreme Court Justice alum? We’re going to find out!
Fall sports are back in action with the start of the college football season this week! While games look different this year due to Covid-19, there’s still a sense of normalcy seeing players back on the field and we’re excited about it! With all the excitement, it’s easy to forget that these players are also students and work hard on and off the field. Chi Alpha Sigma recognizes those student athletes.
The #1 most-played song at graduation ceremonies is Pomp & Circumstance and we can make a safe bet that members of music departments across the country can play it in their sleep! But, who recognizes such talent? Tri-M -- the only national honor society for student musicians!
It’s no secret, science is at the forefront of society right now. While the world wrestles with the novel coronavirus, scientists are tirelessly working to understand the virus, test therapies, and develop a vaccine. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is being pushed in school districts to introduce children to the many interesting areas and potential careers in science ... Beta Beta Beta is an organization that recognizes those students who excel in the field.
We’re not sure about you, but we’re counting down the days to the end of 2020! We can hardly make heads or tails with what day, week, or month it is, and are trying to figure out how many days are left until the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. Do you know who would be able to help us out with this? Members of Pi Mu Epsilon -- The Mathematics Honor Society!
Originally founded as a departmental honor society at the University of California, Berkeley in 1906, Pi Delta Phi is the oldest collegiate academic honor society for a modern foreign language in the United States. It continued as a local chapter, but members declared itself as the National French Honor Society in 1920.
The holidays can be a bittersweet time for college students, especially for those who are far away from home. Thanksgiving, in particular, is a time for family gatherings and traditional feasts, which can make it difficult for those who are unable to travel home. However, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in dorm life and create your own special traditions with your newfound college family.
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