A Directory of First Generation Student Initiatives
in North America


Centre for the Study of Students in Postsecondary Education
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto


As a part of the work in the Centre for the Study of Students in Postsecondary Education at OISE in the University of Toronto, we offer this Directory of Initiatives in North America that focus on first generation students in postsecondary education. These initiatives clearly outline the growing efforts among postsecondary institutions to support the success of this population.

The primary objective of offering this directory, at this time, is to provide institutions and individuals a sense of the broad array of initiatives, their components and contact information in the event more information is needed. Our hope is that this directory, and the resources highlighted therein, will assist those who are working to develop meaningful opportunities so that first generation students, and all students, succeed in their postsecondary education endeavors. Hopefully, other institutions that offer initiatives targeted at first generation students' success will share their work with us to be included in future iterations of this directory.

This directory was made possible by generous financial support from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and invaluable technical support from OISE Education Commons.

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For more information or to recommend an addition to the database, please contact: meera.rai@utoronto.ca