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Understanding the First-generation Student Veteran Intersectional Identity

The VA reports that 62 percent of student veterans identify as a first-generation college student (defined as neither parent completed a four-year college degree). The presenters will share information about first-gen student veteran experiences including common characteristics (through an asset-based lens), barriers to success, and proactive strategies for meeting the unique needs of first-generation student veterans. This live briefing will also share collaborative ideas surrounding First-Generation College Celebration, which is observed annually on November 8.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • understand the intersectionality of first-generation, student veteran identity;
  • recognize the characteristics of first-generation student veterans;
  • learn ways to identify and proactively meet the needs of first-generation student veterans; and
  • explore strategies to advance and improve the experiences of first-generation student veterans on campus.
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Video Recording without Captions
Recorded 08/20/2020
Recorded 08/20/2020
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