New to campus and looking for personalized ways of getting meaningfully connected
Trying to overcome loneliness, shyness, self-doubt + other kinds of social adversity
Super curious in general about all things wellness, resilience, connection, and belonging
Or devoted to creating a culture of belonging for your peers and the wider world…
You’re in the right place!
ASK QUESTIONS – MAKE FRIENDS – BUILD COMMUNITY
An initiative to encourage closer relationships and greater conviviality at USC
BELONGING @ USC
belonging experiences at USC:
Walk + Talk
Chat + Chew
Who am I becoming?
Coming Soon: Story, Snack + Nap!
Learn more by contacting Cat Moore, ORSL’s Director of Belonging, at firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Common Questions: If you’re asking these, you’re not alone! Come chat about the specifics…
How long does it usually take to ‘make a friend,’ ‘find my community’ or feel like I belong?
What do I say to break the ice with people in class, my dorm, at the cafeteria, etc?
How do I get my social media or group text connections to “spill” into hanging out?
How do I get the conversation from small talk into meaningful conversation?
How can I become more authentic with the people I’m around?
How do I know which groups to really invest in to make it feel like I have a core community?
How can I tell if someone really wants to talk to me or is just being nice or wanting something from me?
How do I schedule social time to build and maintain my friendships?
What do I do if I’m an introvert, shy or have social anxiety?
How do I find motivation to keep trying with someone if they never initiate with me?
How do I befriend myself and make time to be alone in a positive way?
How do I stay in touch with family, friends from home, while still making new connections?
“The Tree and Me.”
How Cat Moore, Director of Belonging embraced the power of trees to help endure during social isolation. ByFEB 19, 2021
“Once desperately shy USC Dornsife alumna is now the university’s director of belonging.”
“Cat Moore ’05 long suffered appalling loneliness until she cracked how to create meaningful relationships. Now she helps USC students overcome the challenges and isolation caused by the pandemic by showing them how to do the same.” Continue reading…
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Downloadable Resources #BelongingUSC
Walton, Cohen_2011 – belonging intervention