FGLI Mentorship Pilot Program (2023-24 Academic Year)
The First-Generation / Low-Income (FGLI) Mentorship Program is an initiative that aims to connect undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty at Vanderbilt University that self-identify as having a first-generation and/or low-income background. The purpose of the FGLI Mentorship Program is to create a unique space at Vanderbilt University for the FGLI community to discuss the challenges associated with having an FGLI identity at a private institution, as well as educate each other about professional development opportunities in an inclusive and low-pressure setting.
Jean & Alexander Heard Library Buchanan Fellowship: Amplifying First-Gen Voices (Fall 2023)
Despite the fact that nearly a third of students currently attending college in the United States are the first in their family to do so, university support for these students is often difficult to find, largely due to the diversity of identities among students who fall into this category. For these reason, first-generation college students are often described as having “intersectional identities”. In this course, fellows explored the intersectionality of first-gen students’ identities by gathering the stories of and compiling resources for first-generation and low-income (FGLI) students. Click the buttons on the left to hear their final podcasts and access the resource guides they created.
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