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December 2018 Archives

Students face serious underage drinking penalties

Law enforcement for underage drinking does not stop on the campus grounds. College students charged with OUI and underage drinking offenses face serious consequences that can last throughout their educational or professional lives.

What are the consequences of hazing?

College fraternity and sororities initiation rites have been popularized in movies such as "Animal House" and on television. However, initiation activities which endanger a student's physical or mental health are not considered as campus antics and constitutes the criminal offense of hazing. Like other college campus crimes, this offense has serious and long-term legal and educational consequences.

Statistics parents should know: College drug and alcohol use

If you are a parent of a college student, you may have various concerns about your child being on his or her own. While you hope everything is going to work out, your child may experience some difficulties at school. One particular worry for parents of college students is alcohol and drug use.

Students charged with wrongful behavior on college campuses

In November 2017, a white female harassed her black roommate at the University of Hartford. The black student said she always felt tension in the dorm room, and she eventually found a new roommate. When the black student said she was moving, her white roommate admitted she had been contaminating her roommate's toothbrush with a foreign substance. The black student had experienced a sore throat for the past month, but the campus health center was unable to diagnose her illness. When the black student found her former roommate had bragged on social media about the harassment, the black student filed a complaint.

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