The medical insurance and health center fees required by many U.S. colleges and universities can sneak up on students and families already struggling to manage college costs.
Topics: Student health
Campus food pantries address food insecurity, boost student health, survey finds
A new study affirms the benefits of campus food pantries but points out that most colleges still don’t have one.
Colleges work to support students in recovery from substance abuse
Through collegiate recovery programs, institutions are enabling students to stay in school while continuing their recovery process.
Pandemic taking toll on college student mental health
A new study highlights the upheaval and stress that college students have experienced during the coronavirus pandemic, prompting calls for stronger mental health services as institutions head into the fall semester.
College food-service provider and Swipe Out Hunger to pilot meal-swipe program
College food-service provider Sodexo is teaming up with the nonprofit organization Swipe Out Hunger to create “Meal Swipe Banks” at 13 institutions—and hopes to expand the program nationwide next year.
The hidden toll of ‘code-switching’ on college campuses
Black students who feel that they must alter their speech patterns on college campuses to gain acceptance and achieve success often shoulder stress that can compromise their well-being and academic performance.
New bill would require federal data collection on food, housing insecurity
Lawmakers hope that standardized data will help clarify just how many college students are food or housing insecure—the first step toward getting students fed and graduated.
New #RealCollege survey finds widespread basic needs insecurity
The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice’s newest #RealCollege report shows widespread food and housing insecurity at U.S. colleges and universities—and outlines five action steps for improvement.
Prioritizing inclusion, colleges diversify, coordinate mental health services
Generation Z students are looking for mental health support, and colleges are taking note, streamlining counseling services and consolidating resources to reduce stigma and accelerate treatment.
As students head out for spring break, some highlight challenges of staying on campus
College students who remain on campus during spring break may face challenging conditions as facilities and services reduce their hours and available resources.
UC Berkeley launches first-of-its-kind Basic Needs Center
University of California, Berkeley, this week opened a nearly 3,000-square-foot Basic Needs Center that brings together an array of resource-assistance programs.
Basic needs insecurity, new student success initiatives take center stage at DREAM conference
Basic needs insecurity was a major theme at a recent convening of community college leaders, where presenters also announced several new initiatives focused on expanding the use of adaptive courseware and improving single mothers’ degree completion.