Practice Category: Belonging

Interpersonal and situational cues signal to students whether they belong (or not) in a particular context. These cues differ for students, depending on their group membership (e.g., gender, race, first-generation, low-income). While most students experience some form of belonging uncertainty in college, students from groups that are underrepresented in higher education or negatively stereotyped tend to experience higher rates of belonging uncertainty than others. In this section you will find practice recommendations that promote a sense of belonging.


Authors: Krysti Ryan, Katie Boucher, Christine Logel, Mary Murphy.

The Classroom Practices Library was developed by EA, with feedback and collaboration from university partners, for the Student Experience Project.

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