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We are thrilled to welcome you to campus this February! Please note that this year, Princeton will host both the student-focused 1vyG conference (Friday, February 15-Sunday, February 17) and the administrator-focused FGLI Consortium Administrator Conference (Sunday, February 17-Tuesday, February 19). We encourage administrators to attend both conferences, but individuals are more than welcome to attend one or the other. This year, the administrator programming at 1vyG will focus on student-administrator collaboration, so much time will be spent in conversation with students from your institution. The FGLI Consortium Administrator Conference, which will begin immediately following 1vyG at 5pm on Sunday, February 17, will serve as a dedicated time for administrators to spend in conversation with one another, collectively addressing complex issues impacting FGLI students across higher education and sharing best practices for supporting and empowering our students. In other words, there will not be programmatic repetition between the two.
Please note that the registration processes for these two conferences are distinct. If you plan to register for both, you’ll need to visit both registration links. See below for more information about administrator attendance and registration details for each conference.
A room block at the Nassau Inn (walking distance to the conferences) has been reserved for administrator and faculty attendees of both conferences. You may reserve a room for any nights between February 15 and February 19 (inclusive) through this block. The group room block rate is $155/night + tax and fees. The rate will be held until January 15, 2019. Reservations can be made by phone or online.
Call Reservation Department at 1-800 (862)-7728 and use Booking ID 24508
Online - Must follow these six steps:
1. Click this link
2. Click "Select & Go To Next Step"
3. Select check-in/check-out dates
4. Confirm Dates of Stay
5. Select Room Type
6. Enter payment information and complete reservation
We hope to see you in February at both (or either!) of these conferences!
The 1vyG and FGLI Consortium Administrator Conference Planning Teams
On behalf of the Princeton First-Generation, Low-Income Council (FLIC) and the whole Princeton Fli community, I am excited to announce that Princeton University will host the 5th annual Edmobilizer 1vyG conference, to be held from Friday, February 15 to Sunday, February, February 17, 2019.
Conference Theme: This year's conference theme is "From Moment to Movement: Capitalizing on our FLI Experiences to Become Agents of Change in our Communities". We anticipate that this energizing conference will bring together over 300 FLI students from over 30 partnership schools and over 100 allied staff and faculty members for three days of conversation, community building, and collective action.
Administrator Programming: As you may know, 1vyG is the largest first-generation, low-income (FLI) student conference in the country and has historically functioned as a safe space for FLI students to come together, share experiences, and develop toolkits for community advocacy and institutional change. We know the important work that you do as administrators, faculty, and staff to both support Fli students on your campuses and to develop programs and policies that promote inclusivity and student empowerment. We also know that students and administrators must work together in order to create lasting institutional change. Therefore, we see this year’s 1vyG as an opportunity to create dedicated time and space for administrators and students to be in conversation, so that together, they can co-create a vision for change on their individual campuses.
We are hoping to refocus the structure of administrative programming at this year’s 1vyG conference to reflect these goals. Therefore, we will have dedicated time throughout the conference for administrators and students to come together in campus “pods.” In these pods, administrators and students will:
reflect on the most pressing issues at their respective institutions
develop shared goals for learning at the conference
use newly acquired ideas and practices to generate action plans tailored to each individual campus.
reflect upon the institutional structures, cultures, and processes that may enable and/or pose challenges to lasting change.
In other words, much of the administrative programming at 1vyG will be focused on student-administrator collaboration. As a result, much of the conversation during this conference will take place in shared student-administrator spaces. However, since Princeton will also be hosting the FGLI Consortium Administrators Conference immediately following the 1vyG, there will still be dedicated time for administrative-focused conversation.
We sincerely hope that you can join us in this important conversation. In order to promote close conversation and due to space constraints, we encourage each institution to send a maximum of three administrative representatives--and we encourage you to send administrators who work closely with students. If more than three administrators from your institution register, we will be back in touch to determine the next best steps for deciding attendance. We know there will be administrators who have gone to past 1vyG Conferences as well as “rookie” 1vyG administrators--all are welcome!
Registration: Please register as soon as possible, but no later than 10/31. If you are no longer a correct contact for your institution, please email to let us know.
>> Conference registration deadline is october 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (CST) <<
A Few Notes on Conference Logistics
The conference will begin at 6pm on Friday, February 15th. Please plan to arrive on Princeton’s campus between 3pm and 5pm that day.
The conference will end at 2pm on Sunday, February 17th. However, the FGLI Consortium Administrator Conference will begin at Princeton at 5pm that evening. We encourage administrators to stay for both events, but attendance at one does not require attendance at the other.
As with previous 1vyG conferences, we ask that host institutions help students fund travel to and from the conference. There are no additional charges or fees for the conference itself.
We will follow up with more information, including a call for workshop proposals, during the first week of November. Once schools have solidified the administrators who will be attending the conference, we will reach out with more information to help tailor our programming/events.
A Note on Student Outreach/Mobilization: For your information, we are including with this invitation a copy of the email that we have sent to student mobilizers on your campuses, asking them to create the cohort of students who will attend. We realize that some previous student mobilizers may have graduated and new student organizations may have developed. If you are unsure of whether or which of your students have received this email, please contact Jaylin Lugardo at email@example.com for help.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Director of Administrator Programming Jaylin Lugardo (firstname.lastname@example.org), our general 1vyG email (1vyG@princeton.edu), or Dean Khristina Gonzalez at email@example.com (all questions about the FGLI Consortium Administrator Conference should be directed to Dean Khristina Gonzalez)
FGLI Consortium Administrator Conference
We are thrilled to invite you to our 2nd Annual First-Generation, Lower-Income (FGLI) Consortium Administrator Conference at Princeton University from February 17-19, 2019. This year’s theme is, The Identities We Hold: Centering Intersectionality to Support FGLI Students Through and For Institutional Change.
The FGLI Consortium Administrator Conference brings together a community of faculty and administrators to collectively address complex issues impacting FGLI students across higher education. For two and a half days, attendees will hear from inspirational speakers, think radically about transformational change, and share knowledge about ways to ensure FGLI students thrive at highly selective colleges and universities. Administrators and faculty working with and advocating for first-generation and/or lower-income college students at highly selective institutions are encouraged to attend.
>> Conference priority registration deadline is January 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (CST) <<
Priority registration guarantees the Nassau Inn Room rate at Princeton. Due to space constraints, we encourage institutions to send no more than three representatives from your college, university, or organization (presenters not included).
We would be thrilled to have you attend as a participant and/or as a presenter. Thank you for your commitment to FGLI students at highly selective institutions. We hope you will consider joining us in February.
The FGLI Consortium
Call for Proposals
Proposals are currently being accepted for the 2nd Annual FGLI Consortium Administrator Conference: The Identities We Hold: Centering Intersectionality to Support FGLI Students Through and For Institutional Change. Proposals should focus on one of the three topics below. The most compelling proposals will be interactive, thought-provoking, and allow for a robust exchange of information-sharing and knowledge-building. Conference sessions are scheduled for one hour.
>> Proposals are due Monday, November 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (CST) <<
Collaboration for Institutional Change (Policy and program changes, advocacy, new initiatives, campus partnerships)
Identities We Hold (Intersectional initiatives and programming, affinity-based programs, self care, self reflection, critical hope, mental health initiatives, social justice praxis)
Student Empowerment (Strength-based advising, intrusive advising, self agency, relationship building with students)
About the FGLI Consortium
The FGLI Consortium is a national organization, providing leadership, expertise, and resources around the experience of first-generation and/or lower-income college students at highly-selective universities and colleges. We develop and serve administrators who work directly with the FGLI population through knowledge sharing and relationship building, specifically through our annual conference. In addition, we serve as thought leaders to colleges and universities across the nation -- consulting on best practices and offering guidance and recommendations on college access and success to educational professionals, non-profits, and other stakeholders.