Sense of Belonging

Subgroup Size



25 minutes

External Cost


Lesson Plan


Activity created by Dr. Aparajita Jaiswal, Dr. Aletha Stahl, and Kelsey Patton, CILMAR, Purdue University.

O'Keeffe, P. (2013). A sense of belonging: Improving student retention. College Student Journal47(4), 605-613.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Recognize the role of interaction and communication in fostering a sense of belonging. 2. Identify the differences and commonalities among people from different cultures or backgrounds.