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Campus Connection

Heading to college? Find & connect with other IBD patients near you or your campus.

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What's New

Check out the latest updates and blog posts from the National Council of College Leaders

Misdiagnosis and Communicating with your Healthcare Providers

April 19, 2019

Asking questions can help ensure that healthcare decisions are right for you.

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Seeing the World through a New Lens: Traveling with IBD

April 19, 2019

Traveling can take anyone out of their comfort zone. This is especially true for people with a chronic illness.

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Dining in College with IBD

April 17, 2019

Navigating the college dining hall can be tricky for students with IBD. Here are some tips and tricks to help.

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The Worst Part is the Day Before: Colonoscopies

April 17, 2019

Having a colonoscopy can be nerve-wracking. If you’re feeling worried, here are a few tips that may help ease your concern.

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Choosing Your College

November 20, 2018

It is important to choose a college where you can be successful, happy, and healthy.

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Nutrition in College

November 20, 2018

Inflammatory bowel disease can present a number of unique challenges related to nutrition.

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Moving into your Dorm

November 20, 2018

Moving to college can be worrisome for anyone, not to mention the unique challenges that an IBD patient may face.

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Navigating the Health Care Center

November 20, 2018

The student health care center differs depending on the university, but it’s consistently a good resource for students on campus.

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Beyond College

Prepare yourself for the college experience and get tips on how to cope with and manage your Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis while in school.

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What is IBD

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). IBD affects an estimated 1.6 million Americans. The symptoms can vary from one person to the next, but there are treatment options available to help manage your disease and symptoms.

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Managing IBD

Keeping your disease under control involves a few treatment options. Learn how these options can help you manage inflammation and symptoms, and how you can be more involved in your care.

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National Council of College Leaders

This group of college students works to increase awareness of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis through advocacy, education, and fundraising. Learn more about the council!

Meet Our Council

Get Involved

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Every donation helps advance IBD research and supports the Foundation’s mission. Learn how you can be a part of our mission. 

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By volunteering your time and skills, you can make a significant and lasting impact on our mission-critical research, education, and support programs.

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Let your voice be heard! Become an advocate and support the Foundation’s efforts to change policies affecting IBD patients across the country.

Be An Advocate
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Learn about the many ways to get involved in and support the advancement of IBD research.        

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Navigating College

Get ready for the excitement of life after college! Learn what to expect in the workplace, and what to keep in mind when selecting health insurance.

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