Black Students at Rutgers University Find Community Through Group Chat Service

For black student Moneta Kai-Price, coming to an institution like Rutgers University, it was hard to find other black students to connect with.

So he started a group chat for black students through the group messaging app, GroupMe, that now has nearly 2,000 members.

Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, group chats and virtual communities can be powerful ways for students to find and connect with other like-minded students. Especially for students who leave their home communities for a very different and different-looking campus culture, finding a new strong network is really important.

The takeaway? How can we encourage and empower student connections, using both in-person and virtual channels to make our campuses feel more like home?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.