Higher education’s growing focus on student belonging is prompting new conversations about student success and the importance of building campus communities where everyone can flourish.
Recognizing that the last two years have presented a host of challenges to student connectedness, colleges and universities are finding ways to build community.
Efforts to support students’ sense of belonging can take many forms, but research points to several high-impact opportunities.
As community colleges nationwide work to boost graduation rates and close opportunity gaps, Atlanta’s Perimeter College has emerged as a national model for supporting students—and a testament to the importance of community-building.
For new students entering college, finding their way and achieving a sense of belonging can be an arduous process. A new book questions who should shoulder that responsibility.