My daughter’s soccer coach often calls out to his players on the field: “You are not alone!” He is trying to get the player with the ball to remember that she has teammates who can help.
In higher education many of us are often pressed to make important decisions and complete significant work alone -- without the benefit of counsel or collaborators. Without anyone to share the burden of confusion, the challenge of difficult choices. Students, faculty members, and administrators also need to believe they are not alone, and act accordingly. They need opportunities to connect with peers and make real friends whom they can rely on in difficult times.