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The First Generation Identity/Affinity Community, is a place where students can network with like-minded alums and professionals who are passionate about their journey as First-Generation students. This community will identify shared experiences and resources central to their academic success.
Scroll through the articles, blogs, videos, and TED talks to find information related to the first generation experience and be inspired by first generation success stories. At the bottom of the page, you will find resources, including First-Generation organizations and scholarships earmarked specifically for First-Generation students. If you are interested in participating in and/or supporting this community, please feel free to share your experiences, provide resources and opportunities that may support students’ pathways to development, connect with students to offer insight and support, and inform the broader community of internships, community engagement, or job opportunities.
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In the early 2000s, Alicia M. Reyes-Barriéntez attended a predominantly white institution. In her article, published by Inside Higher Ed, she shares five things she wishes she’d known when she started college as a first generation, Latinx student. Read the …
Check out a new First-Generation “Student Spotlight” every Friday on Instagram
It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention and in the wake of Covid-19, many students are in need of remote internship opportunities. Wade Fletcher, a student at Indiana University, saw this need and created COVINTERN, a …
For students, regardless of circumstances, the college experience often had the ability to level the field and add an element of equality. Now that the corona virus has forced students out of the on campus environment, it is underscoring how …