college and universities

8 petitions

Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Temple University, Endri Baduni, Aramark

Make Temple's Morgan Dining Hall More Eco-Friendly

Temple University can be proud of a lot-- Bob Saget went here, we have the coolest students, and were ranked #115 in National University’s Best College report-- but we definitely can’t brag about being a waste free campus. In Morgan Dining Hall, students are served single use plastic utensils, plates and cups. Temple University students and the members of Temple University’s Student for Environmental Action are looking for something to brag about. We are asking Aramark and Endri Baduni (Resident District Manager of Temple Dining Services) to find alternative solutions to single use plastics in Morgan Dining Hall. We know that these solutions are possible on campus because of sustainable dining practices available at Johnson and Hardwick's Esposito Dining Hall. Johnson and Hardwick composts all food waste produced in the dining hall: both pre- and post-consumer waste. Because Morgan Dining Hall only composts pre-consumer waste, hundreds of pounds of food waste mixed with plastic cutlery and china are being sent to the landfills. Temple University students prefer the eco-friendly options that J and H has to offer. We believe that Morgan Hall has the potential to be just as eco-friendly. Through this petition we are proving that this is an issue that Temple students are concerned and disappointed about, so sign below!   Interested in staying updated? Follow us on Facebook at

Temple University SEA
808 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to the Under Secretary of the Department of Education

Require every high school to have college preparation courses

Many students discover that college is much harder than they anticipated while in high school. Most high schools focus on academic achievement and standardized testing while neglecting to prepare their students with the life skills needed to succeed in college. This has caused many students to assume that college will be similar to the testing and the studying they did for the standardized tests, but leaves them unprepared for the workload and stress of actual college life. As a result, large numbers of freshmen feel overwhelmed, suffering from anxiety and depression. Tragically, many even commit suicide. This is far more than any student (or family) should bear, especially when college should be an exciting time of learning and growth. Although no program can eliminate every problem, many students would be greatly helped if college preparedness classes were offered in high school. These classes would teach students about dorm living, college level workloads and performance expectations, how to manage time and sleep, how to take care of themselves, and what type of resources are available (i.e. tutoring, counseling, health and financial aid). I am a college freshmen and I and many of my friends have faced some of these issues. If high schools required college preparedness classes, students would be better able to adjust to college life and succeed in their academic careers. 

Katie Schaefer
17 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to i-Mobile Group Facilitation

I am at a limit hearing survivors can't access services because of transportation...

Just as predicted, the Affordable Care Act required all Americans to have health insurance or be penalized. This brought about a greater need for primary and specialty care providers. There simply are not enough providers to meet the mandate.  The need for care is more apparent when we consider the state of mental health in America.   Did you know that nearly 60% of adults with a mental illness did not receive mental health services last year?  Along these same lines, nearly 50% of youth aged 8-15 did not receive mental health services last year.  50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24.On another note, the number of millennials seeking behavioral health has increased at five times the rate of new students starting college at the same time. Millenials are a more 'connected, overscheduled, and ethnically diverse group with less patience."  They need immediate answers and are more likely to google for help. Traditional processes of care do not work for them.  In 2010, "Connecting America:  The National Broadband was initiated to facilitate remote patient monitoring health records and technology-based services.  In 2014, National Defense Authorization Act expanded telemedicine services for veterans.  New evidence-based mobile applications are now paving the way to address the urgency in removing the barriers to access, education, and support.   With 660,000 overdoses from opioid/heroin in 2016, we must act now. This crisis requires us to act swiftly in rallying around support that removes shame and guilt, stigma, access, education and support to name a few. We need your help to influence private providers to shift and extend their systems of care to meet the needs of the next generation of Americans via mobile social support.   Mobile trends to date... 91 % of adults own a cell phone 170 million tablet users expected to soar to 185 million by 2020 7.3 billion mobile subscribers expected to soar to 9.1 billion 81% of millennials use mobile for everything including work The data suggest we have to prepare to care and meet our young adults where they are.  Relapse begins long before a person decides to use. Innovation is necessary. Will you sign our petition and be a voice? Meeting people where they are is more important now, than ever-- consistency in care is paramount.  The President has lifted the ban on telehealth reimbursement for services for addiction, ADHD, and veterans.   "Pay to keep people with healthy minds versus relapse. "  Please sign, thank you. Warm regards,  Dr. Eve

Eveangel Savage
20 supporters