Spaces of belonging: Schools look to design to help first-gen students

Friday, January 13, 2023
Diverse Issues in Higher Education

First-generation students often find it hard to navigate college life. Many face economic challenges, juggle jobs to support their families, and encounter social challenges. To help them, some colleges are going beyond academic support. They’re re-evaluating physical spaces on campus to figure out how to create an environment of belonging. Meanwhile, campus architecture and design firms are coming up with ways, both subtle and bold, to help first-gen students succeed. 

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