Chapter 5: Rich Relationships Everywhere

This chapter profiles a range of programs and practices that demonstrate the dynamic power of relationships outside of the classroom. Yet we do not suggest that the path to relationship-rich education is through new programs. Instead, the programs featured in this chapter contribute to a dynamic ecosystem of relationships on their respective campuses, helping students to build webs of meaningful connections through their education. That is key because, as Timothy Eatman from Rutgers-Newark told us, “Any student who is able to develop healthy and inspiring relationships with faculty or other folks on campus will thrive.”