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Social, Emotional, and Cultural Resources

Resources to support the socio-emotional health of students

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Celebrating Successes
Punishing ourselves for bad behavior usually comes very naturally to us. It doesn’t matter how small the screw-up was, it's easy to feel guilty or stupid or ashamed. For some reason, we’re not as fast to celebrate ourselves. Put it a...
Strengths-based Thinking
Are you someone who thinks a lot about your strengths, or about your weaknesses? It's great to be aware of what you need to learn, but it's also important to notice and celebrate your strengths. Too much of a focus on your weaknesses is cal...
Culture Shock: Finding Sources of Strength
Adjusting to a new culture can be draining and isolating, and that is especially true if you are adjusting to a campus where you are in the minority.  Finding friends, allies, and groups who share aspects of your home culture can allow you ...
Am I supposed to be here? When you feel like an impostor on campus
Everyone here seems smarter than me, and they’re so confident. Did my university make a mistake? Maybe they meant to send my acceptance letter to another person with the same name. Did I just get lucky?  As a college student, th...