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Stories of Space and Sense of Belonging

November 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

St. Norbert College Presents Benjamin [Iwapew] Rieth: Stories of Space and Sense of Belonging

Benjamin Rieth (he/him/his) is currently the Director of Student Affairs and DEI at Bellin College, NASPA Wisconsin State Coordinator, NASPA Indigenous Peoples Scholarship Coordinator, and Founder & Principal Consultant of BelongingU: Rieth Strategy Solutions. Benny is an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Nation and a descendant of the Menominee Nation. Rieth completed his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, with an emphasis in Equity, at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire where he researched students’ sense of belonging while using an Indigenous paradigm and Indigenous research methods.

Join us as Benjamin Rieth takes us on a journey of understanding the spaces around us and how students, faculty, and staff can better use our everyday spaces to foster a community of belonging for all by using his Five R theory approach.

The spaces where students feel like they belong are complex and sacred. The theory that will be presented is called the Five Rs: Space and Student Sense of Belonging, which provides higher education professionals with a framework and a set of tools to foster a student sense of belonging through the intentional use of space.

Key takeaways:

How, as higher education professionals and students, we can use the five Rs of student sense of belonging as a tool within our own spaces.
Understand the impact of student sense of belonging.
How, as higher education professionals and students, we can advocate for each other’s sense of belonging.
Learning about a study that was researched in Indigenous paradigms and research methods.


November 9, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Fort Howard Theatre
100 Grant St
De Pere, WI 54115 United States
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