The Secret Ingredient to SEM Success: Belonging

August 17, 2022

How Fresno State helps incoming students develop a strong sense of belonging during the admissions process to improve conversion and equity.

As prospective students decide where to go to college, they visit campus and peruse marketing images of leafy landscapes, old buildings, new residence halls, chemistry labs, and students having fun on the quad. They do this in the hope of finding a school where they think they’ll belong, fit in, and feel at home – but they can’t find what they really want to know: What are the students here really like, and will there be anyone there “like me?” Other students with similar identities? Interests? Life experiences? From my hometown?

Join this webinar on August 17 from 2-3 pm (EST) to hear from enrollment leaders at Fresno State (California State University, Fresno) and other institutions leveraging Nearpeer, the leading peer-to-peer engagement platform that drives a meaningful sense of belonging as early as the point of application. Nearpeer is proven to improve enrollment yield, persistence, and equity.




Photo Christopher Quinn

Dr. Christopher Quinn


Photo Michelle Perez.

Michelle Perez

California State University – Fresno, Admissions and Recruitment Leader

Photo Alejandro Ruiz-Dasilva.

Alejandro Ruiz-Dasilva

California State University – Fresno, Student and High School Ambassador

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