Revising Ratios: Providing Government Accountability for Public University Counseling Services in Virginia

By Kinjo Kiema |

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In this Report, Roosevelt’s Emerging Fellow for Education Kinjo Kiema argues that state governments should require that every public university within their jurisdiction maintain a safer ratio of counselors to students. Using Virginia as a model, this paper will examine how this policy would work to demonstrate how it could also be implemented in other cities and states. To fund these improvements, this paper will also propose a $10 excise tax on every gun sold with a background check in the state. It will advocate for a required ratio of one therapist for every 1,000 students at a public university, as recommended by both the American College Counseling Association and the International Association of Counseling Services.

Revising Ratios: Providing Government Accountability for Public University Counseling Services in Virginia by Roosevelt Campus Network

Kinjo is a senior at George Washington University and the Emerging Fellow in Education.