Diversity and Your Department

Resources for addressing diversity and inclusion

Tag: First-Generation Students


Harackiewicz, J. M., Canning, E. A., Tibbetts, Y., Giffen, C. J., Blair, S. S., Rouse, D. I., & Hyde, J. S. (2014). Closing the Social Class Achievement Gap for First-Generation Students in Undergraduate Biology. Journal of Educational Psychology, 106(2), 375–389. (PDF)

Although studies frequently address both minority and female students in STEM fields, another demographic, first-generation students, often go underserved and slip through STEM's 'leaky pipeline.' This study shows that simple interventions can help to retain first-generation students by up to 50%.