Program Helps Students Navigate the Unfamiliar Terrain of College – Diversity in Academe – The Chronicle of Higher Education

As a freshman at Saint Mary’s College of California, Gabriella Perez faced the usual challenges that first-generation students encounter during their first year on a college campus, and more: She worried that her parents would be deported to Mexico.

They had to hire a lawyer to avoid that fate, and her father lost his job, so Ms. Perez was forced to take out a pricey private loan to attend the college, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. And she says she endured racial taunts from other first-year students in her dormitory.

via Program Helps Students Navigate the Unfamiliar Terrain of College – Diversity in Academe – The Chronicle of Higher Education.