Year: 1998 Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education, (September 11, 1998), p.A41-A42 SIEC No: 20000380

By reviewing 2 examples from the media, the author explores the popular myth of Òsuicide rulesÓ among post-secondary students. This myth purports that students will automatically receive a perfect grade in their classes if their roommate dies by suicide. The author cites specific details about the mythÕs popularity among college & university students. He then presents comments from university educators that emphatically deny the myth. The article concludes with a brief summary of postvention techniques available to roommates of those who die by suicide. (SC)