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Butler University, Nearpeer Announce “Belonging Before Arriving” Community of Practice to Improve Student Connection & Well-being

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Nearpeer, the leading peer-to-peer student platform for universities, today announced a new partnership with Butler University’s Institute for Well-Being to establish a working Community of Practice for higher education leaders to collaborate on data-driven approaches to creating a foundation for new student success with a focus on intentionally fostering a greater student sense of belonging early in their college journey. The Community of Practice comes at a pivotal time for the U.S. as it faces record levels of youth and young adults reporting anxiety, depression, isolation, and loneliness.

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Belonging Before Arriving: Butler University’s innovative, data-driven path to well-being & enrollment

Belonging Before Arriving (Webinar): Butler University’s innovative, data-driven path to well-being & enrollment (Dec 13, 2023 at 1:30pm ET)

On-demand Replay: Butler University is widely recognized for innovative student support practices and making data-driven decisions. Using Nearpeer to cultivate healthy peer engagement early in the student journey is an example of how Butler continuously evolves their approach to new student transition and first-year experience.

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