Assistance during first years of major leads to higher retention of first-gen students
Researchers conclude that assisting underrepresented students in overcoming hurdles to learning biology will boost diversity in the field.
Enciso & Martinez / Journal of First-generation Student Success / November 2021
Mentoring relationships between faculty, staff, and Latino college students play a pivotal role in their student success and sense of belonging. This personal reflection highlights how cross divisional collaborations in student affairs and academic affairs led to the creation of formal and informal mentoring relationships for Latino male students involved in a program for first-generation, low-income college students. The voices of three Latino students will be utilized to emphasize how strategic collaborations led to their enhanced sense of belonging and success at their institution.