Presented by The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Future of First Generation

Mar 8, 2022

5:00pm – 6:00pm CT

More than half of college students are the first in their families to go to college. Yet colleges often fail to support, retain, and graduate these students, who typically come from low-income and marginalized backgrounds. During the pandemic, many first-gen students have stopped out or never enrolled. This session will explore steps that colleges and policymakers can take right now to better support first-gen students and ensure that they're set up for success, academically and otherwise.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Sarah Brown
Sarah Brown

The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Chantal Hailey

The University of Texas at Austin

photo of Anthony Abraham Jack
Anthony Abraham Jack

Harvard University

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Jamie Villarreal

The University of Texas at Austin

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