Resources for Students

Are you a student interested in making your campus a tan-free community?

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer—is the second most commonly diagnosed cancers in ages 15-29. "We know that nearly 90% of melanomas can be attributed to exposure to UV light like the kind given off by indoor tanning devices."

Public health leaders, college administrators, and students across the country are taking action to create healthier campus environments by raising skin cancer awareness and changing school policies. Students are the greatest stakeholders in this so it is YOUR voice that needs to be heard.

Below are some resources that should help you in this effort. Among these resources is a template for a letter of support you can send out to student organizations such as sororities/fraternities, student affairs, health/counseling programs and athletic organizations or clubs at your university / college. You may also consider reaching out to your advisor for additional guidance.

Resources:
Letter template to send to student organizations
A one pager on how policy is made