I Belong

The “I Belong” campaign asked students to describe, through photography and in their own words, their sense of belonging at Amherst. See the photos and read the students’ words on these pages, or see the exhibitions in the Converse Presidential Hallway and in Frost Library. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the photographs were taken by Maria Stenzel & Jonathan Jackson ’19. #AmherstIBelong

What does it mean to “belong” at Amherst College? It’s a question that is complicated and complex. Feeling that you belong here does not require you to change who you are; in fact, it actually asks you to be your full self—and to help cultivate an inclusive, equitable community with people who are different from you. At Amherst, we aim to connect across difference, to strengthen relationships, to build a community rooted in a culture of caring. To start the conversation, the Belong campaign asked students to describe, through photography and in their own words, their sense of belonging at Amherst. We invite you to join us on the journey of discovering how each of us belongs at Amherst College. — #AmherstIBelong