First generation students in clubs and organizations Public Deposited

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  • Existing literature on first generation students focuses on the challenges these students encounter in arriving at and persisting within higher education. The area of first generation student involvement, particularly within clubs and organizations on campus, is relatively unknown. In this study, I conducted nine qualitative interviews with first generation students regarding their perceptions on joining clubs and organizations. Sub-questions asked how first generation students identify and select clubs and organizations to join and what factors influence their joining and persistence. From those interviews, three themes emerged: (a) the ability to make a difference through the organization, (b) the pursuit of social and cultural capital, and (c) the desire to maximize the college experience. This information may allow practitioners to help first generation students select meaningful avenues of involvement, leading to greater persistence and satisfaction within higher education.
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