Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)


This video pamphlet collection, Understanding Issues Related to Today’s College Student, was compiled and produced by graduate students enrolled in CNS577 (Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals; Spring 2010). The videos are designed to bring awareness, propose implications, and offer helpful advice regarding a variety of issues that could impact the emotional, physical and mental well-being of today’s college student.
These videos cover an array of topics that will give you a sense of the many challenges facing life as a college student today. Our hope is that these videos can serve as a practical resource for college-bound high school students, current college students, parents and guardians, concerned friends, higher education professionals and others who desire information to provide awareness and offer assistance to those in need.
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A student’s decision on whether or not to engage in sexual activity is often heavily influenced by society and peer pressure without much consideration given toward the consequences that may result. According to, a study in 2006 indicated that teen pregnancy was on the rise in the United States for the first time in 15 years. In addition to pregnancy college students are also at risk to be infected with sexually transmitted diseases; the American Social Health Organization states that “one out of four teens in the United States becomes infected with an STD each year and by the age of 25, half of all sexually active young adults will get an STD.” These consequences have a large impact on students’ health, self esteem, and overall well being which will ultimately impact their success in college. Gaining an awareness about sexual health, emotional considerations, and possible risks are integral in assisting today’s college student with the information necessary to make informed decisions relating to whether or not to engage in sexual activity.


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Students Perceptions About Sex.wmv (58962 kB)
Students' Perceptions about Sex video