Name of Engagement
JMU Participates in First Scholars Program
We are excited to be participating in the First Scholars program of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. This initiative, focused on first-generation students, will assist us with identifying our strengths and potential for supporting these students and enhancing our inclusivity.
One initiative is a reception for our first-generation students to introduce them to faculty and staff who were also first-generation students. This will not involve a specific role or responsibility. Rather, it can help first-generation students realize there are first-generation individuals working at the institution who might understand a particular issue or struggle they are facing as a student. Hopefully, that student would reach out to that faculty member in their major or that staff member whom they see on campus.
Involves Faculty, Involves Students
JMU Campus Scope
Areas of Engagement
Community Engagement, Engaged Learning