OU Student Affairs, Student Government Association Present Platform to Help Students Meet Peers Amid Pandemic

OU Daily

OU Student Affairs and the Student Government Association introduced a platform allowing students to connect with peers who share similar interests, backgrounds and experiences last week. Nearpeer was created as an alternate platform to communicate with people in light of the social limitations imposed by the pandemic, according to the Nearpeer introduction video. It differs from platforms […]

Combatting Loneliness – New App Connects OU Students Across Campus

OU Nightly

Many students, especially freshman have experienced loneliness because of #covid19. OU’s Student Affairs and OU Student Government Association have paired with Nearpeer, Inc. to help with this ongoing issue. The Nearpeer app is used to connect students with similar interest and experiences. Watch News

Driving Student Engagement During This Very Unusual Summer: The Key to Melt Prevention

RNL partner

Universities are hard at work taking new student orientation online—broadcasting some live events, creating and offering compelling asynchronous modules, and having admissions counselors reaching out to students. Still there is something missing. It is the energetic buzz of the new students happily chatting with each other at a summer orientation—all with a shared sigh of […]

Social Strategy – An Innovative Social App Helps College Students Feel Connected

Maine The Magazine

Isn’t social media supposed to make it easier for people to make connections? Dustin Manocha found himself asking that question while researching ways to help college students feel more successful. Manocha found that students struggle to find and build relationships with their peers, and that the promise of social media hasn’t been delivered. Read Full […]