College Belonging: How First-Year and First-Generation Students Navigate Campus Life [Review]
School of Education
Fostering a sense of belonging for students has long been considered a crucial component of retention and success for colleges and universities. However, there is no universal definition of what "belonging" actually is. In College Belonging: How First-Year and First-Generation Students Navitage Campus Life, Lisa M. Nunn (2021) delves into what it means for college students "to belong." Through student interviews during their first two years of college, Nunn explores how students define and experience belonging; in doing so, creating a new perspective on what belonging is and how students achieve (or are gifted) belonging.