#WeBelongInCollege is an interactive social media campaign that encourages students to share a story about a time, either while applying to or attending college, when they struggled and questioned if they belonged.

By sharing their stories and advice on social media using the  hashtag #WeBelongInCollege, students will be able to help others understand that even though we all struggle, we all belong in college.

#WeBelongInCollege is a project of the PERSONAL STATEMENT Impact Campaign and was created in partnership with Get Schooled

You can find everything you need to get involved here:



Educators who want to engage students in creating their own 

#WeBelongInCollege stories can use the free #WeBelongInCollege 

curriculum unit.


The curriculum unit amplifies the power of the experience of engaging students

in creating their own #WeBelongInCollege stories

by incorporating a screening of the film, PERSONAL STATEMENT.

You can request a free copy of the film to use with the

#WeBelongInCollege curriculum here.


How to Participate




Watch this video to learn about how to participate

3 easy steps to create your own #WeBelongInCollege story: 


1. Watch other #WeBelongInCollege stories for inspiration.

Check out example #WeBelongInCollege student stories about applying to and persisting through college.


2. Create your own #WeBelongInCollege story


  • Tell your story about a time when you struggled and as a result, questioned whether you belonged either while applying to college or when you were in college.

  • Explain how you persisted and managed to overcome the challenges you faced, coming to believe that you DO belong in college.

  • Give advice that will help other students who are facing similar challenges persist and come to believe that they DO belong in college.

Use this Storyboard Outline Worksheet to help you prepare to create your #WeBelongInCollege story.

For more information about creating your own #WeBelongInCollege story, check out our FAQ.


3. Share your #WeBelongInCollege story on social media using the hashtag  #WeBelongInCollege


4. Share your stories with us to earn a $1,000 scholarship!

Scholarships will be awarded in May, June, October and November.


The deadline for the next round of scholarships is April 30th.


You can watch this NCAN webinar about #WeBelongInCollege for more info:

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