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Supporting First-Generation College Students


This guide is designed to be a collection of resources and research related to understanding and supporting first-generation college students (FGCS). It is an online version of a document shared throughout the college community to begin discussions on how to improve services to FGCS. Use the navigation menu or the previous/next buttons at the bottom of each page to explore the different areas.

Keep up to date with current research through the Journal of First-Generation Student Success, available online.

Accessing Resources

Many links to articles within this guide are part of the Library's subscription content and thus restricted to the SF College community. You may be prompted to log in with your Office 365 account. If you are a community member, please check with your local library to determine how you can access the full text.

Commitment to Equal Access and Equal Opportunity

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SACSCOC Accreditation Statement

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