A Title V Center as a Counterspace for Underrepresented Minority and First-Generation College Students

Journal of Hispanic Higher Education / August 2020

Latino College Access

This study examined a Title V Student Center within a Hispanic Serving Institution and how it acted as a counterspace for undergraduate students. The Center provided multiple academic and non-academic supports that students utilized, including mentoring, office hours, and programming. It also provided a place for community development, offering a sense of safety, encouragement, and belonging. This study contributes to limited research on Title V centers for Latinx students at four-year institutions.