The Campus Link covers a variety of topics that are important to you — and your constituents.

 

Topics Covered Include:

    • How Do Parents & Families Fit Into Their Student's Lives At College? For many parents and family members — who have been actively engaged in their students lives until now — the college transition can be a struggle. Help your parents and families understand how to navigate this difficult time and stay informed while maintaining positive parental involvement. Your constituents will read about:
      • The evolving student-parent relationship
      • Being the parent of a commuter student
      • Bridging the distance when your student goes to school far away from home
      • Making Family/Parent Weekend positive for all
      • Ways to communicate without over-communicating
      • What to do when your student comes home for breaks

 

    • What Student Services are Relevant to Parents & Families? From registering for classes to obtaining a campus parking pass and everything in between — parents have a myriad of questions about student services. The Campus Link helps answer parents' questions on a variety of issues and deadlines before they arise, including:
      • Navigating the insurance maze, from renter's insurance to health insurance
      • Career services: it's never to early to think about the future
      • Money management strategies: credit card and ATM use and abuse
      • Financial aid updates
      • The pros and cons of having a car on campus
      • Keeping up with campus technology

 

    • How Are College Students Growing and Changing? College is a pivotal time for young adults' development: it involves gaining independence, self-awareness, and career and life skills. And it's also a chance for students to take responsibility for themselves and their own well-being. Some of the aspects of students' development covered include:
      • Nudging students toward adulthood
      • Encouraging student responsibility and strength
      • What students are learning...it's not just about grades!
      • Staying healthy on campus

 

    • How Can Parents & Families Positively Support Their Student? Entering college brings many new experiences — and students may find themselves challenged academically, socially and physically. It is important for parents and families to deliver encouragement when its needed and stay involved without being overbearing. With The Campus Link you can give your constituents valuable information on the following topics:
      • What to do when you suspect your student may be struggling
      • Exerting pressure: could you be harming your student?
      • Creative care packages
      • Useful holiday and birthday gifts your student will really appreciate
      • Getting to know his/her friends

 

  • What's Going on On Campus? The college environment today may not be what your parents and family members remember...and for parents and families of first generation students it can be entirely new. Give them insight into various features of their students' social and extra-curricular lives, including:
    • Getting involved on campus: the value for students
    • Alcohol and other drugs: new trends, old concerns
    • Greek life: benefits, pitfalls and things to consider
    • Athletic involvement

 

Plus much more! In addition, we'll respond to hot topics on campuses and in society as they arise — keeping you and the parents/families you serve in the information loop.