First-Gen Institute

The First-Gen Institute focuses on researching, developing, and disseminating evidence based practices and building communities of praxis that relate to the experience of first-generation (FG) college and graduate students, FG employees, and faculty across higher education and initiatives and programs aimed at increasing access and success for first-generation college students across the country. The First-Gen Institute is housed under the College of Education and Human Development and is under the direction of Prof. Rashné Jehangir

To learn more about ongoing commitments, future developments, and ways to get involved check out the website below:

First-Gen Institute Details

Between 2017 and present, The First-Gen Institute and the Steering Committee guided spaces, created forums, and initiatives that include:

  • First-Gen Institute: Making an Institutional Commitment - November 2nd, 2018​​​

  • CEHD First Year Experience Program Common Book event with FG alum and staff panel - Fall 2019

  • CEHD First-Gen Institute Data Dive: What Covid Context Tells Us about the First-generation Student Experience - November 13th, 2020

  • First-Gen Institute 2021: Unpacking Inequities through an Intersectional Lens - April 1st, 2021
  • Faculty Fellow (Prof. Rashné Jehangir) with Graduate School - Spring 2021
  • (In) Visible: First-Gen College Students Getting to and through Graduate School - First-Gen Celebration Week Event - November 9th, 2021