The following resources discuss some of the unique challenges that first-generation students may face in college. They also provide helpful information and additional context faculty and staff may want to consider when designing programs and initiatives that seek to positively impact all students' college experience.
Recent Articles & Publications
Selected Journal Articles
Available via the UI Libraries online collections
- The Activities, Roles, and Relationships of Successful First-Generation College Students (Journal of College Student Development, January 2017)
- First-Generation and Continuing-Generation College Students: A Comparison of High School and Postsecondary Experiences (U.S. Department of Education Stats in Brief, September 2017)
- Connecting in Class? College Class Size and Inequality in Academic Social Capital (The Journal of Higher Education, October 2016)