Facilitating Social Connections on Campus
College is an ideal setting to develop and expand a person’s social network. Using strategies that maximize social opportunities centered around shared interests and common experiences can often lead to the development of authentic friendships and increased campus membership. Educational coaches are in an ideal position to recognize opportunities for social engagement and to support and encourage students to develop social networks and new friendships. A checklist for educational coaches in included in this publication.
Brennen, M., Hanson, T., Hooley, R., & Nastari, L. (2017). Facilitating social connections on campus, Think College Grab and Go Practices, number 4. Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston.