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Call for Proposals: Innovative Conference for First-Generation College Students

August 2, 2023

Dear Rutgers Community,

I am excited to announce that the Educational Equity and Excellence Collaborative(E3C) is seeking proposals for an upcoming conference focused on supporting first-generation college students, students who are members of historically underrepresented groups, and students from economically less advantaged communities. The conference aims to showcase Rutgers' unwavering commitment to inclusive excellence, affordability, and opportunities in access and student success. We will bring together educators, researchers, practitioners, and advocates to share innovative ideas and best practices for empowering and learning from these extraordinary students.

This conversation is especially timely given the Supreme Court decisions on race-conscious college admissions and student loan debt relief.

Conference Details:

Title: The Rutgers Summit on Student Success
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Time: 8:30AM–3:30PM
Location: Rutgers University, New Brunswick (Livingston Student Center)


We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the conference. We are particularly interested in sessions that explore the following areas:

  • Institutional Barriers & Research
  • Success Strategies
  • Supportive Campus Environments
  • Transition and Orientation Programs
  • Early Intervention Strategies/Programs
  • College Affordability
  • Career Preparation

To submit a proposal, please visit ​ The submission deadline is ​Friday, September 8, 2023. If you are interested in lending your expertise to share your work, facilitate conversations, or participate as a panelist, please visit the conference site for more details.

We believe this conference will serve as a platform to inspire, connect, and learn from the best and most promising practices as we strive to create a more inclusive educational landscape at Rutgers to ensure student success.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to our conference organizing committee at We look forward to receiving your proposals and your participation in this exciting event. Thank you for your attention.

Warm regards,

Aramis Gutierrez
Assistant Vice President for Educational Access and Success