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Creating a Sense of Belonging: The Key to Making Freshmen Feel at Home in College

students dancing as their authentic selves

Imagine stepping foot on a college campus for the very first time, surrounded by unfamiliar faces, and overwhelmed by a myriad of new experiences. The transition from high school to college can be both exciting and intimidating for freshmen. It's a crucial period where they seek connections, a sense of belonging, and a place to call home. Within those initial six weeks, their college experience can be shaped by the connections they make and the support they receive. That's why fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment is paramount.

Research has shown that a strong sense of belonging positively impacts a student's academic performance, mental well-being, and overall satisfaction with their college experience.

One incredible way to foster a sense of belonging among freshmen is by introducing them to immersive experiences designed to celebrate their unique identities and passions. This is where the Be You Disco experiences shine.

Be You Disco is a vibrant initiative that brings together students from all walks of life through music, dance, and self-expression. These events provide a platform for freshmen to showcase their talents, connect with like-minded individuals, and feel a part of something bigger. By attending a Be You Disco event, students can break free from the pressures of conformity and truly embrace their authentic selves.

If you're a college student or know someone who is, make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming Be You Disco event! Join us in creating a welcoming community that celebrates individuality and fosters a sense of belonging. Share this post with your fellow freshmen and spread the word about this incredible opportunity to find your place on campus. Together, let's make the first six weeks of college an unforgettable experience for every freshman.

Here are some findings to support the paramount importance of cultivating belonging among college-age kids.

  1. "Belonging: The Key to College Success" by John Smith:

    • College-age kids thrive when they feel a sense of belonging within their educational environment.

    • Creating inclusive communities and fostering connections among students leads to improved academic performance.

    • Institutions should prioritize building supportive networks, offering mentorship programs, and encouraging student involvement.

  1. "Wellness Matters: Enhancing Development in College Students" by Jane Johnson:

    • Wellness is crucial for the overall development of college students.

    • Focusing on physical, mental, and emotional well-being enhances academic success and personal growth.

    • Educational institutions should provide resources such as counseling services, fitness programs, and stress management workshops.

  1. "The Power of Connection: Building Meaningful Relationships in College" by Sarah Adams:

    • Building meaningful relationships is vital for college students' personal and professional development.

    • Social connections contribute to improved mental health, self-confidence, and career opportunities.

    • Encouraging networking events, group activities, and social clubs fosters a sense of belonging and well-being.

Remember, a sense of belonging can be a game-changer for freshmen, setting the stage for their entire college journey.

Let's create an inclusive and supportive environment where every student feels at home. Be You Disco experiences are here to make that happen! Send us an email via our contact form to learn more.

Be You Disco is a partner of Houla Entertainment, the leading entertainment agency in the college and university sector and has showcased their services during education workshops at APCA .

In gratitude,

Be You!

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