Diverse Webinar: 5 Keys to Promoting Diverse Student’s Sense of Belonging in College

Date: March 31, 2015
Location: Room 75, Morrill Hall of Agriculture

We know that college students who feel a sense of belonging on campus are significantly more likely to adjust to higher education, stay through the first-year of college, engage in campus clubs and activities, perform well academically, and persist to graduation.

All students want to feel cared about, respected, connected, and safe in college - this is the core essence of sense of belonging.  Sense of belonging is a basic human need, sufficient to drive human behavior, and it takes on heightened importance in contexts such as college campuses where some individuals are vulnerable to social alienation or marginalization.  But not all students find a sense of belonging in college and many face barriers to belonging and success.

Join this Diverse Webinar where Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, author of College Student’s Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success presents an operational definition of belonging that participants can remember and use in their daily work with students.  Core elements of his belonging theory will be summarized, especially belonging’s three dimensions.  The balance of time will provide 5 key strategies for promoting belonging in college, especially for historically underrepresented students, and steps for devising action plans for improving belonging, campus climate, and student success for all.  After attending this webinar participants will be able to:

-Understand the operational definition of belonging and success;

-Identify emperically based strategies for promoting belonging in college

-Devise a plan of action for next steps about improving belonging, campus climate, and how it can be funded.

To register, click this link:   http://tinyrul.com/q938zqs