As a student you will come across a lot of new religions and cultures. Campuses are full of them and they all want your attention. There is nothing wrong with finding out about these – in fact, that is part of the whole educational process. But while you make your discoveries, don’t let yourself get sucked in. There are a lot of dangerous cults out there and students are some of the most vulnerable people where these are concerned. So a few cautionary words of advice: never hand over money (religion is about being spiritual, not material); if you go away with a group, make sure you know at least one other person and also the location that you are visiting; don’t spend too much time with the group at the expense of other things; if they start trying to convince you to change your clothes or your way of life, get out and get out fast. In other words, exercise caution and common sense at all times.