Increasing a Sense of Belonging Among College Students

Humans are social beings and our psychological well-being is directly tied to the quality of our relationships. In fact, studies show that a strong predictor of students’ happiness and success in college (and beyond) is linked to their relationships and sense of belonging. A student’s sense of belonging to college helps them not only improve their academic performance, but also promotes their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

In this 30-minute Lunch & Learn with Dr. Nidia Ruedas-Gracia, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign we will explore ways to help college students increase their sense of belonging to college and create meaningful connections.

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