Announcing the Center for First-generation Student Success
First-generation college students are a critically important and increasing population on nearly every college campus. As higher education leaders are actively seeking avenues to best meet the specific needs of first-gen students, the Center for First-generation Student Success emerges as a hub of scholarly discussion, information sharing, networking, and program development. The Center, based at NASPA in Washington, DC, aims to acknowledge the intersectional experiences of first-generation college students through provision of services and guidance for institutions of varying types. This website serves as a home for Center updates and announcements as inital infrastructure is established. An expanded website with content tracks by institutional type, a clearinghouse for scholarly research and effective practices, current conversations about first-generation student success, and opportunities to get involved will be announced soon. We encourage you to become involved in the development of the Center and look forward to learning how you are currently serving first-generation students in your community. Thank you for your commitment to first-generation student success!
Click here to submit questions, express interest in Center involvement, or share more about your first-generation student programs.
DID YOU MISS OUR RECENT LIVE BRIEFING?
On October 18, 2017, the Center hosted "Putting First-gen First: Meet your Center for First-generation Student Success" with Sarah E. Whitley, NASPA's senior director of the Center for First-generation Student Success.
This virtual event introduced the new Center for First-generation Student Success and presented the Center's strategic priorities, progress since opening in June, and opportunities for professional, programmatic, and institutional development. We discussed the national landscape analysis of first-generation programs, introduced a new community of practice, and shared how the Center can support your needs.