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Become a Carolina Firsts Advocate

Faculty and staff are invited to become a Carolina Firsts Advocate

NOTE: This training is currently being redesigned and is on hold. The Center for Student Success tentatively plans to resume offering this training during the Spring of 2023. 

As a Carolina Firsts Advocate, you will join a committed group of professionals dedicated to student success, appreciating the experiences of first-generation college students, and supporting students on their path to graduation. We currently have advocates from over 50 departments at UNC-Chapel Hill. Please consider becoming an Advocate today! You can make a difference in the life of a Carolina First.


The training will include:

  • An overview of the experiences of first-generation college students at Carolina
  • A discussion of barriers to college completion
  • A discussion of factors linked to college persistence and completion
  • Features of effective college programs and supports
  • University resources

Become an advocate