Alcohol, drugs and sex

Though SJSU has strict policies about underage drinking, students will inevitably be tempted by alcohol and/or other drug opportunities - even a troublesome excess of caffeine in their coffees and sodas. Try to be as open and available to your student as possible. Unexpected phone calls in the middle of a week from someone who is away from home are usually a good sign - the student feels comfortable contacting you, and is perhaps a little lonely. Ask many questions, but don't "pry." Most new students are still adolescents, though they are rapidly becoming adults. They still need support and they need independence.