Students from low-income backgrounds historically have had difficulties fitting into the higher education equation.
The First Generation Organization is meant to be a place where students who are the first in their families to go to college can meet others experiencing similar struggles.
Senior Alex Horner and Sethavatey Limsreng ’16 fused technology and medicine to claim first prize at the third annual Park Tank at Ithaca College.
After benefiting greatly from financial aid, many Ithaca College students have been prompted to assist their peers in similar circumstances succeed academically as peer mentors in the Office of State Grants.
Many first-generation college students deal with roadblocks during their college career, but their struggles are often overlooked, according to panelists who discussed their experiences at the First-Generation Faculty and Student Discussion Panel at noon March 31.