Affinity Groups and Writing Centers: A Study on Access During Remote Learning

Linda Huang, Pitzer College
Pre-recorded presentation


The Writing Center (WC) at Pitzer College–not unlike others–is under utilized by multilingual and international students; however, in addition to multilingual and international student underutilization, there is another, often overlooked population: students who belong to racial-based affinity groups and who identify as first generation college students. In order to address the gap between international students, first generation, and students in race-based affinity groups I will present findings from an ethnographic-based study to understand and create solutions to increase WC usage for students who identify as first generation and are affiliated with affinity groups.