USD to Honor First Generation Students
Attendants can engage in interactive first-generation trivia, write notes of encouragement and contribute to building a brochure depicting the first-generation student experience by sharing their feedback. Those who participate in a first-generation survey, will have a chance to win a raffle prize.
At USD, roughly 1,700 students identify as the first in their family to go to college. Between 300-400 students in each incoming class are first-generation students. According to the Center for First-Generation Student Success, about 33 percent of college students are the first in their family to attend.
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