Graduate Degree Type
Education-Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)
Education Leadership & Counseling
Paul E. Bylsma
The purpose of this project is to explore the barriers experienced by first-year first-generation college students, and what support services can be provided to mitigate the barriers. Through an intensive review of literature, sense of belonging is one of many barriers that first generation college students face. Being the first to do something can be uncomfortable and scary. The intentions of this project are to create a Living Learning Center that aids first-generation college students during their transition to college. This Living Learning Center will host a summer bridge program designed to lessen the struggles that first generation college students face upon arrival at an institution. Creating a sense of belonging for first-generation college students during their first year on campus will increase retention at an institution and overall student success.
Balkus, Charlotte Rose, "Developing a Sense of Belonging Among First-Year First-Generation College Students" (2023). Culminating Experience Projects. 263.
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Educational Leadership Commons, Higher Education Administration Commons, Other Educational Administration and Supervision Commons, University Extension Commons