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First-Generation Celebration Day, Nov. 8th, 2020

First-Generation Celebration

Stemming from the continued success, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), in partnership with the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA and The Suder Foundation, is pleased to announce the continuation of the First-Generation College Celebration. On November 8, college campuses around the nation are holding celebrations including rallies, panel discussions, listening sessions, and more in recognition of their first-generation students. This date marks the 55th anniversary of the signing of the 1965 Higher Education Act (HEA), which has helped millions of first-generation, low-income/under-resourced students persist to degree completion.

To mark the occasion at Vanderbilt, the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence reached out to the Vanderbilt Community to share messages of support and affirmation for First Generation Students. If you would like to show your support for those who identify as First Generation Students, then please post and share any words of encouragement. Use the following hashtags #ProudtobeFirst, #vandyfirstVU, and #celebratefirstgen to be part of the conversation and include us @Inclusive_Vandy!