Faculty & Staff Resources
National Center for First-Generation Student Success
In Fall 2017, NASPA and the Suder Foundation partnered and created the NASPA Center for First-generation Student Success. Their website is a portal to current events, conferences, and trainings (for members and non-members), as well as contains a searchable database to find resources relating to research and policy.
Helpful Readings Useful in Supporting First-Generation Students
- Navigating Campus Together: First-generation faculty can steer first-generation college students toward success (Scholes Young 2016)
- Teaching First-Generation College Students (Galina)
- First-Generation Faculty Share Tips for Success (Rockwell, 2017)
NASPA Affiliated Trainings
- Becoming an Individual & Institutional Advocate for First-generation College Students
- Putting First-gen First: Meet your Center for First-generation Student Success
- Building the F-Gap: A Roadmap to Success for First-Generation Students
- Exploring The Ways Jargon Influences College Access & Success for First-generation College Students
The First-Gen+ Center supports students who are historically underrepresented in higher education and their allies while specifically centering college students who identify as first-generation, who identify as undocumented, have refugee status, and those who have families with limited income ($30,000 per year or less). If you are a student within the mentioned communities, please reach out to us for programs, resources, and connection. Please visit http://firstgen.gmu.edu for more information. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office is located in Student Union Building I (SUBI), Suite 2400.