“Freshman year of college had a little to much fun; I was skipping class a ton, after one year I was done – see ya.” – TraceBaby Music
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Looking back on my college life it was amazing, but you have to be mindful of peer pressure in college.
You may not know it, but peer pressure is all around you, in middle school, high school, and college. However, the difference between peer pressure in college is you don’t have mommy or daddy there to guide you. They’re a plan ride or hours away (by driving), so how can they help you through peer pressure in college?
Well, friends, this is the time you put on your big girl pants and not give in to peer pressure!
Peer Pressure, in general, comes in different ways, but peer pressure in college can be lowkey (by that I mean you may not even know you are facing peer pressure).
WAYS YOU CAN FACE PEER PRESSURE IN COLLEGE
Sex can be a beautiful thing, and it can be the worst. When it comes to sex, I say do what you are comfortable with, do what your body is ok with doing.
Sex can be a HUGE part of peer pressure in college. It can be a “friend,” significant other, and even some dude you met at the party that is pressuring you into having sex. A lot of people feel pressured to have sex because they feel like everyone else is doing it, they’ll be made fun of (bullied), and/or they are supposed to.
Honey, you don’t have to do anything in this world but die. I know the truth is a little crazy, but never let anyone force you to do anything you don’t want to do. Remember, you don’t have to do it.
Waiting to engage in sexual activity and choosing your partners wisely is incredible, commendable, and an amazing man will notice and love that about you.
Ha, I think we discussed drugs on College Survival Guide.
Drugs are another way of peer pressure in college. Sometimes, they are disguised, and other time it is out in the open. Whether they are pills, crack, or heroin drugs are horrible, and you DO NOT need them at all.
Do not feel the pressure to ruin your life.
I am not sure if this is peer pressure in college or peer pressure in life. Cheating on all levels is bad. This could be about relationships or class.
Relationships – if you want to cheat, break up with your significant other and resume your regular activities. End of discussion.
Classwork– Cheating in college has more significant consequences than in high school, so I’d think twice if I were you. You may have that popular girl or the hot guy that is asking you to help them with the chemistry test, but don’t feel pressure to give in and put your academic future in trouble for him/her. It’s not worth it.
Ok, let’s be honest…it’s freaking college, and you’re gonna party like it is 1999! I am ok with that, but you need to understand and master the art of balance. You may not know it now, but it is truly the key to success.
If you have a test the next day, a paper due in three days, or whatever make sure you put that a priority and not the next hot party. Your friends will say, “This is going to be the hottest party of the semester!” or “OMG girl you need a freaking break from school, just come out for two hours!”
That’s the low-key peer pressure in college. They aren’t doing it to hurt you, but you have to make sure you have your work done before the partying begins. Stay organized people! Erica, from Coming up Roses, has the perfect Time Management Tips for College.
Do I really need to explain this one to you – lol. Alcohol can get you into a lot of trouble and let’s just leave that at that.
However, you can read my alcohol expert in my previous post here.
Hope you loved, enjoyed, and were able to gain some knowledge on peer pressure in college. I really hope I was able to help at least one person with this post.
College is a time where I learned a lot, and it is a huge milestone and crazy experience for many young adults in the world.
Remember, don’t give in to peer pressure in college!