Fostering a Sense of Belonging within the Nontraditional Student Population — How Schools are Taking Action

Building an inclusive and equitable campus community is a challenge that involves making everyone feel welcome and valued. That includes nontraditional students. Definitions vary, but the group typically comprises students who may be older than average, pursuing a college education while holding a full-time job, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, commuters, responsible for dependents, seeking a career change, or pursuing further education.

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