When educators discuss their greatest diversity challenges these days, many focus on the recruitment and retention of black male students. At many campuses, two-thirds of black students are female, and the lack of black men raises all sort of troubling questions.
Snow College is a two-year state college located in the heart of Utah. About 80 percent of its 4,000 students are members of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. As part of their Mormon faith, many eschew the use of drugs, alcohol and even caffeine.
But these religious roots haven’t kept the campus free from drugs, and health experts caution that administrators at religious campuses can’t assume that their students are immune from drug and alcohol abuse.