Student Success

Barnard College's Student Success program, a part of the Dean of Studies Office, provides support, training, and programming to the College's highly diverse student body, working with students, faculty, and other campus offices to create a positive experience for underrepresented students.

The Student Success program here at Barnard is invested in your development both inside and outside of the classroom.  We provide on-going workshops and/or panels on various topics, professional development workshops, networking opportunities with faculty and administrators and much more!

In addition to the new FLIP Library that provides textbooks and other course materials for low-income and/or first-generation students, we have named seven students to our First-Generation/Low-Income Student Advisory Board. You can find more information on these student representatives at: FGLI Student Advisory Board.

Beyond Barnard supports all students and alumnae as they identify, pursue, and achieve success in their careers and communities. They are available to first-generation students from their first day on campus, throughout their matriculation, and even after graduation. At Beyond Barnard, first-gen/low-income students can schedule appointments on career exploration (regardless of whether you know exactly what you want to do, or are just starting to think about it!), student jobs, funding for internships, graduate and professional school, competitive fellowships, and more. Log into Handshake to get started exploring our resources. Whether you need resume and cover letter advice, interview strategies, or want to talk through how to connect with Barnard's amazing network of alumnae - many of whom are themselves first gen - we encourage you to visit us. Come in for a cup of coffee and conversation with members of our staff and Peer Career Advisors. Beyond Barnard is here to help! If you ever have questions about how to connect, please email

For more information, spotlights on Barnard's First-Gen students, faculty and staff, and resources available for our FGLI students, visit the Student Success Blog. If you'd like to be spotlighted as one of Barnard's First-Gen students, faculty and staff on the Student Success Blog, email