Supporting First-Generation Students at LMU

The First To Go program at Loyola Marymount University offers academic, professional and personal support to first-generation college students(FGCS). An overview of the program will show how we specifically serve and support this underrepresented group in higher education. Trends in the first-gen experience will be explored.

Additionally, research and conversations are shadowed by a deficit perspective and often fail to recognize the resilience, dedication, determination and commitment first-generation students bring to enrich a college campus. These qualities contribute to their success, despite the barriers they are up against. The research presented will explore the internal and external sources of strengths that FGCS utilize to succeed in higher education. Theoretical and practical implications and suggestions of best practices will be discussed to help faculty understand how they can support this population in the classroom and in their daily interactions.

To reserve your space please RSVP to Lunch will be provided.

 This event is directed by the Academic Resource Center and hosted by the CTE. Your RSVP is an indication of your willingness to be included in the filming of this event.

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 11:30am

Center for Teaching Excellence
UNH 3030, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Event Type

Discussions, Faculty Event, Workshops


Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)