Living on campus for a period of time with the administration and professors eventually you all become the same as one big family. It is only common for you everyone to know what everyone else is doing and share in problems as well as being happy for special events. This may seem incredible but remember a lot of young college students are fresh out of high school and are still use to having teachers as mentors along with their parents that they trust. There are older professors who have been on campus a very long time and know just about everything that goes on with the students. There are a lot of younger professors who are knowledgeable but still are young enough to relate to the college student.
The college student needs to realize that they are no longer a young person in high school but an adult on equal basis with others just like themselves. It is a good thing to be friends with all the professors and facility members while you are at college but you also need to be able to distinguish the fact that you are responsible for your own behavior. While students confide in professors for advice remember the professor is there as an educator and cannot take part in activities that the college will not allow. Professors have formed an alliance together in most colleges in order to meet and discuss issues concerning students so that they can better help you with any problems that you might have.
Some colleges have professors that join together and formed what they call the professors fund in which they can help a deserving student who needs money to complete the term by giving them a scholarship. Many times professors are more than glad to help you with your problems. The professors work hard at their own work and often are still studying in order to complete their own grades but will normally always give their students 110% of their time. That is why that students should be considerate of the professors but not afraid to go to one for help or advice.
The college offers many helps for their students such as counselors, health care facilities, places to go for activities, and gyms for exercise because they care about the students. The professors have been very instrumental in helping colleges determine what student needs are and how best to provide that help.