What we should be telling young men and women headed off to college….

Along with mini-fridges and dorm bedding, we should be sending young people off to college with some important information: that young women are at highest risk of sexual assault in the first three weeks of college… and that 94% of college victims of sexual assault know their attackers.

So while it’s important to lock your doors and be safe walking around at night, it’s also important to choose your friends and your parties well.

It turns out that connecting quickly with friends is one of the best strategies to stay safe on campus. And it’s also a key indicator of academic success.

So, next time you ask a new college student how their grades are, you might ask how their friends are as well.