First Generation Success Center Case Study

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In response to a noted lack of diversity on campus the First Generation Success Center (FGSC) is to function as a support service for underrepresented student populations. The FGSC will offer underrepresented student populations the ability to make 30-minute appointments with on site counselors or meet with an express counselor for 15 minutes. The center will include study tables as well as on site computers, which students may use to print for up to 10 pages per day. The center hopes to create a mentorship program in the near future once it has gather rapport with students on campus in further assisting future underrepresented students on campus. In addition to some of the services already mention, the center will include academic/career
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For an individual student, higher education is seen as a place that cultural capital is obtained or challenge, in which students are able to reconstruct their identity in society (Corey et al. 2011). Self-growth for an individual is not only limit to cultural or social growth, but also pertains to career exploration through the courses and the work related experience they are exposed to in higher education. Opening a center for underrepresented students, faculty will be train on how to become effective allies and be well verse on academic resources, such as: finical aid, admissions, and student services information on …show more content…
Counselors in the FGSC will be encourage to participate in an Ally training in helping faculty to become equip in creating a welcoming and safe environment for students. ACA states counselors should respect the diversity of clients, trainees, and research participants and seek training in areas in which they are at risk of imposing their values onto clients. Faculty will also be encourage to participate in any future training or conference available tailored towards assisting underrepresented students. Underrepresented students will have many different scenarios that our center will not be able to service and it is important to acknowledge the intersectional backgrounds that each underrepresented student possess in connecting them to resources that best suits

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