Serving as a resource hub for current USC students as they navigate the campus and provide support in building community.
In the Fall of 2020, the First Generation Plus Success Center will offer essential virtual programming and online student success workshops, and collaborate with offices across campus to create co-sponsored online programs, design welcome experience remote activities for incoming first-generation plus students, and develop a virtual peer mentorship program to encourage peer to peer support. We will also offer high-touch advising and coaching, creating a culture of belonging and inclusion that will facilitate the transition of first-generation students into college life.
The First Generation Plus Success Center at USC serves as a resource hub for current first-generation, undocumented, transfer, and former foster youth students as they navigate campus. Our mission is to foster a sense of belonging and a culture of holistic well-being through intentional mentorship, supportive services, and leadership opportunities.
We encourage and empower the USC community to embrace and celebrate the multiplicity of identities the first-generation college student population holds.
The First Generation Plus Success Center promotes student engagement and visibility with a focus on student involvement and success of all first-generation, undocumented, transfer, and former foster youth college students attending USC.
Goals & Objectives
- Connect first-generation+ college students to resources, support services, and engagement opportunities on campus that will enhance their overall student experience;
- Provide community building opportunities for peer-to-peer interaction to discuss and process similar social, emotional, and academic experiences
- Foster meaningful peer and faculty/staff relationships;
- Provide leadership and mentorship opportunities to enhance students’ personal growth and professional development.
First Generation Plus Success Center
The First Generation Plus Success Center, located in TCC 224, serves as a resource hub for first generation, former foster youth, and undocumented students at USC. The space is intended to serve as a place for community-building and information sharing. Students are welcome to visit between the hours of 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.