Mentors and Allies

If you are a first-generation college student and interested in getting involved or seeking mentorship, consider getting involved in the following opportunities.

HCF1RST Mentor Network

Faculty, staff, and community members in the HCF1RST Mentor Network are committed to supporting first-generation students and their experiences at the College. To learn how to get involved, email

First-Generation Student Success Committee

The Office of Justice, Equity, Belonging, and Identity (JEBI) coordinates a First-Generation Student Success Committee comprised of departments and offices across campus. The professionals on this committee are dedicated to creating, changing, and implementing policies, practices, and programs helping first-generation students engage in the fullness of the College. Students are welcome to attend these meetings. For more information, please email

Professional Development for Holy Cross Community Members

Research on the experiences of first-generation college students is growing rapidly. Much of this work is focused on successes and challenges these students face in-and-out of the classroom. The Center for First-Generation Student Success, through the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, has compiled readings to help professionals continue to serve first-generation students. 

View the readings in this Google folder.

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