Resources for Advising First-Generation Students at Williams

At Williams College we define “First Generation” as anyone who will be the first in his or her family to graduate from a four-year college or university in the United States. The average enrollment of First Generation students is about 16%.

Williams College First Generation Initiatives

A series of initiatives that engage first generation students at Williams offering students the educational resources and support needed in order to have a successful transition into the college environment. There will be many more events and programs that occur through out the year in collaboration with other offices and departments at the college.

Website: http://dean.williams.edu/first-generation-students/8

Articles
Books
  • The First Generation Student Experience: Implications for Campus Practice, and Strategies for Improving Persistence and Success, Davis, 2010, Amazon.com description
  • The Invisibility Factor: Administrators and Faculty Reach Out to First-Generation College Students, Housel & Harvey, 2010, Amazon.com description
Video Resources
Sources:

http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Clearinghouse/View-Articles/First-generation-resource-links.aspx
http://www.gvsu.edu/ftlc/working-with-first-generation-students-135.htm