First-generation college students benefit significantly when institutions provide a dedicated campus center that supports their full participation in the college experience and signals their importance to the campus community.
A study from researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Yale University highlights the unintended consequences of using GPA requirements to restrict access to in-demand majors.
This summer, Georgetown hosted several in-person programs that provided opportunities for students from underrepresented backgrounds to build foundational relationships with peers and faculty, and to explore academic interests.
A new survey of first-generation college students from Inside Higher Ed and College Pulse sheds light on students’ awareness of available supports and which they consider especially crucial.
Even when they hold the same college degree, low-income students, students of color, and first-generation students still find it more difficult to land a good job after graduation than wealthier, white peers.
Hoping to shed light on the unspoken expectations of higher education, a new series shows how first-generation students are navigating the “hidden curriculum” on college campuses.
New research explores the landscape of institutional support systems for first-generation and low-income students across 1,200 colleges, highlighting five best practices—and calling out the Georgetown Scholars Program Necessity Fund as “a model.”
Alumnus Andy Marquez describes how he experienced the university’s commitment to cura personalis—a profound care for the whole person and their unique circumstances, gifts, and possibilities—through the Georgetown Scholars Program.
Colleges’ sticker price, outreach, and diversity often factor into first-generation students’ postsecondary choices, a survey found.
Virtual college tours—widely popular during the pandemic—could be a useful long-term tool for making recruitment more inclusive.
A new study calls attention to some of the unique hurdles faced by first-generation college students as they prepare for and conduct their job search.
Co-hosted by Georgetown University, this year’s virtual Summer Institute on Equity in the Academic Experience featured 48 speakers and welcomed 28 teams from a diverse array of colleges and universities.