TRIO Programs Aren’t Designed to Do It All: Reflective Conversations to Support First-Generation Students

Taiesha Smith / About Campus: Enriching the Student Learning Experience / Jun 7, 2023

Students on campus

This essay discusses the lived experiences of first-gen students each August when they arrive on a college campus for the first time. The author's approach offers a reflective component for institutions of higher education to consider when creating support or programs for first-gen students as they navigate unfamiliar terrain in which they are expected to understand its components instantly.