Risk Management and the Millennial Generation

Campus Activities Programming, January/February 2007

5 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2008


This article explores how campuses might approach student risk-management issues, especially in light of the uniques characteristics of the Millennial Generation. Because their parents have tended to make all safety-related decisions for them, the Millennials often lack basic safety skill when they arrive on campus, which can present challenges to campus administrators. Specific topics addressed include students' relationship with helicopter parents, the impact of alcohol and prescription drugs, and special issues related to online social networks.

Keywords: millennial, millennial generation, Gen Y, risk management, college, university, student affairs, helicopter parents, facebook, myspace, online social networks, environmental management, safety, alcohol, prescription drugs, Gen Net

JEL Classification: K1, K10, K13

Suggested Citation

Dickerson, Darby, Risk Management and the Millennial Generation. Campus Activities Programming, January/February 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1093684

Darby Dickerson (Contact Author)

UIC John Marshall Law School ( email )

300 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60604
United States

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