Campus Life

Substance-Free College Housing

If you're involved in the college process right now or know someone who is a college student who lives on campus, you have probably heard of so-called “substance-free" housing (SFH). What is that and why does it exist?

For starters, think about the stereotypes of college life. What's one of the most common images that comes to mind? Fraternity parties? Empty beer kegs flying through windows? Staggering students? The smell of hops, barley, and cigarette or marijuana smoke permeating the air? Stereotypes exist for a reason. They're sometimes quite accurate.

If you are turned off by these kinds of behaviors, then you may want to explore the SFH options at the colleges to which you're considering applying. There are quite a few.

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