Sense of belonging is a basic human need, a fundamental right, and defined as “a feeling that members (of a group) matter to each other and to the group,” which is largely affirmed, reflected, and signaled in (and through) a constellation of institutional policies, programs, and practices that conspire, converge, and cooperate to clearly communicate: You belong here.

Strayhorn (2019), College Student’ Sense of Belonging

Students’ Sense of Belonging

Workplace Belonging