Building Connections - Fall 2020

Interested in to get to know other students?

Want to build community at Amherst?

Looking to build your communication skills?

Project Connect might be just the place to start according to past participants.

  • 100% of participants said they would recommend ProjectConnect to a friend
  • 93% expressed interest in participating again with a new group

“I loved being able to check in with the same group each week and start to build up meaningful relationships. By the middle of our sessions I felt really comfortable talking about things I don't usually talk about, which was really refreshing. If enough students participate, this has the potential to change the social culture on campus.”
-2019 ProjectConnect Participant

“I loved ProjectConnect! I loved the opportunity to meet new people and have extra friendly faces to see around campus.”
-2019 ProjectConnect Participant

“This was an extremely valuable experience. I was able to share in community with people I wouldn’t usually encounter. I learned to be open and vulnerable with people who I don’t know well, and it made me want to be more open with people I do know.”
-2018 ProjectConnect Participant

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ProjectConnect is a 5-session peer-led program to help build social connection and reduce prejudice on campus. Students get to know each other in small groups of 4-6 by responding to a series of fun and thought-provoking question prompts that have been shown to facilitate closeness, build empathy, and increase intergroup interaction. Students also engage in a small community-building project together, and share a treat and reflect on the experience.

To Sign up please contact Garrett Fitzgerald at gfitzgerald@amherst.edu for more information.
Sponsored by the Wellness Team and the Office of Student Affairs.