Jackson State University's First-Generation College Celebration
2020 First-Generation College Celebration
Jackson State University's (JSU's) inaugural First-Generation College Celebration Week will consist of collaborations across departments and units on campus and a partnership with Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA. The theme for the week is #CreatingTHEEBox and events will be held virtually through Zoom and Facebook Live. Activities for the week will focus on positioning first-generation students to do more than "think outside of the box", but to "create the box!" Cross-collaborations for the virtual week will include Title III HBCU Programs, the Division of Academic Affairs, the Enrollment Management Unit, TRIO Student Support Services, the Department of Public Safety, the Student Affairs Unit and JSUOnline. First-generation students, faculty, staff, and administrators will be highlighted on Twitter each day. Also, collages of support from various departments will be highlighted on Twitter each day. Students from both JSU and Southern will participate in JiggAerobics sessions. This will provide an opportunity for first-generation students to relieve stress before taking their finals and to understand how to take care of "what's in THEE box!". Together, both universities, JSU and Southern, will partner to host a Virtual Celebration, featuring a first-generation panel from both HBCUs.