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Understanding the Needs of First Generation and Low Income College Students

This workshop will shed light on the challenges facing first generation/low income college students; in particular, it will help increase your awareness of these students at RIT.  This workshop will provide you with helpful strategies and useful tools to use in your work with first generation/low income students, as well as the larger population of students we serve.

After completing this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the strengths of and challenges facing first generation/low income students
  • Understand the barriers to education for this population
  • Know national trends in higher education relating to this population
  • Learn concrete tips and tools for working with this student population
  • Be involved in case studies and role plays involving issues facing this population
Facilitator Information: 

Bernadette Lynch, Director of TRiO Student Support Services
Harold Fields, Assistant Director for the Center for Residence Life

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