Supporting and Retaining First Generation Students

Topics: First Generation Students, Special Populations, Student Experience, Student Affairs

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Research Questions

How do other instituitons support first generation students in terms of staffing and services?

Summary

Research indicates that first generation students face greater barriers to college success than their non-first generation fellow students.   As a result, colleges and universities have put a number of initiatives in place that are tailored to the specific needs of first generation students.  The Council explores different support programs for first generation students as well as strategies for successfully managing these programs.

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