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Recommended e-books, audiobooks, and printed books to expand your grey matter.

“Closing the Opportunity Gap: Identity-Conscious Strategies for Retention and Student Success” edited by Vijay Pendakur

“Trans* in College:Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion” by Z. Nicolazzo

“Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom” by bell hooks

“Intersections of Identity and Sexual Violence on Campus: Centering Minoritized Students’ Experiences” by Jessica Harris

“Teaching to Diversity and Social Justice” (3rd edition) by Maurianne Adams

“On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life” by Sara Ahmed

“Completing College: Rethinking Institutional Action” by Vincent Tinto

“Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition (1st Edition)” by Vincent Tinto

“College Students’ Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success for All Students (1st Edition)” by Terrell Strayhorn

“College Students’ Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success for All Students (2nd Edition)” by Terrell Strayhorn (published on Sept. 17, 2018)


Expand your world with this collection of posts from the Resilient Campus blog .

“Storytelling as a Retention Practice for First-Generation Students”


Apps, software, and tech to save you time, stress, and moolah.

“Empowering First-Gen College Students” facebook group


Associations, nonprofits, businesses and research centers to deepen your knowledge and network.

NODA Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention

NASPA’s Center for First-Generation Student Success

UCLA’s First-to-Go program

First Scholars

First in the Family

National Resource Center for First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

NODA First-Generation Student Network

Council for Opportunity in Education

Center for Community College Student Engagement