2020 Symposium

  • 2020 First-Generation Symposium

2020 Symposium

2020 First-Generation Symposium

Pieces of the Puzzle: First-Generation Identities and Experiences

The focus of this symposium was to increase awareness about first-generation college student experiences and their multiple identities.

As we work to have the benefits and challenges of the first-generation experience inform our development of best practices for students in higher education, it is important to address the many unique identities these students hold. Students are not the product of only their first-generation identity, but also a multitude of other identities, including race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and age. Understanding and addressing this intersectionality will enable us to provide a unique approach to supporting student success.

Symposium Program (PDF)

Presentation Documents