National #IAmFirst campaign, mentoring program will bring attention to the needs to this population of students.
Cal U will participate in a national campaign on Nov. 8 to recognize first-generation college students.
The 2019 #IAmFirst campaign marks the 54th anniversary of the signing of the 1965 higher Education Act, which formed programs like TRIO.
The campaign was launched in 2017 by the Council for Opportunity in Education and the Center for First-generation Student Success. The day is meant to help campus communities better understand the needs of this population of students.
Cal U Trio Student Support Services and the TRIO Club will host a table on the second floor of the Natali Student Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8.
Also that day, a kick-off event for the TRIO Mentor Program will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the faculty room located in the Gold Rush. The mentor program connects first-generation-students with staff and faculty mentors who will offer academic, professional and personal support. Students will have an opportunity to hear from the TRIO Club and TRIO members, who will share their experiences.