What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College? Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader? A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups? The events and culture? Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share uplifting stories from our community. Learn about Justine Vuong, Department of Child and Adolescent Development alumni and Department of Teacher Education credential student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!
“I’ve been to countless schools throughout my life and can say with absolute certainty that the love and support I’ve found in my peers, advisors, professors, and deans here are truly unparalleled to anything I’ve experienced anywhere else. It was here where I not only found my voice, but felt empowered enough to *actually* use it to advocate for myself, for others, and more importantly, for the greater good within my community. This has been invaluable in my work as a preservice teacher because I’ve learned how to become a champion for my students (and their families, too). Above all, though, it’s the relationships I’ve made here that I’m most thankful for – and it’s been a real privilege to be part of the Lurie College family. What provides you with a sense of belonging at our college?”