Community Building Resources
The feeling of connectedness is an essential human need, and will help you to thrive as a student. Social connection generates a positive feedback loop of social, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. Most people experience loneliness at different times in their lives, and struggling with low social connection has been generally associated with declines in physical and psychological health. The need for connectedness also varies in response to changing contexts, and this need for community has never been stronger as millions of people have been participating in a coordinated isolation and quarantine to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As a student, fostering the community connection that is right for you can help to support your educational goals and improve your overall health and well-being. Below you will find helpful resources to assist with building community both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)- Building Friends and Relationships
- Dons Connect provides online tools for keeping connected and finding inspiration in the Dons community.
- International Student Support Resources
Orange County Specific Resources: