College students are known for making decisions without fully understanding the impact of the long-term consequences. The first table below provides evidence to back up this claim.
The second table demonstrates why the lack of good decisions for many students in the first table, if replicated for behaviors in the second table, will have a significantly larger impact than the students or others may realize.
No longer is growing up in college a time when it is just the students learning from their mistakes. This fall, a handful of students who make poor decisions could put the health and lives of thousands at risk. How do we help students understand this?