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Student Retention & Success Resources

FIRST-GEN MINDSET

An audio series uplifting the voices of first-generation college students, parents, and professionals

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BOOKS

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)

BLOG POSTS

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

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

TOOLS

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

“Empowering First-Gen College Students” facebook group

ORGANIZATIONS

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