October 13, 2020
It Takes a Village: Institutional Cultures that Celebrate First-generation College Students
At NASPA, student success is not just a buzz phrase. The work of student affairs is grounded in a belief in holistic, intersectional, collaborative practices to support and develop our students. The systemic and institutional barriers to success are different for each student, and living our mission of inclusion means a targeted focus on illuminating and dismantling the hurdles to student success for all students, and empowering and enabling students from historically underrepresented and disenfranchised backgrounds to achieve their goals. At NASPA, the pathway towards student success is ingrained in all that we do—student success is the top of our mountain.
To maximize our impact through an intersectional approach, NASPA debuted the NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education in 2019, a suite of four events designed to bring together the entire higher ed community engaged in this focus area.