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What is a First Gen Student?

Being First-Gen Means that you are a trailblazer and have taken the leap to venture out and obtain your degree. This is something to be incredibly proud of, as you are paving the way for future generations. First Gen Coogs is someone whose parent(s) did not complete a four-year college or university degree.

Our First-Gen initiatives are:

  • Increase retention and graduation rates
  • Normalize experiences with first gen peers
  • Connect students with positive adult role models and mentors
  • Partner students with academic, social, and financial supports
  • Create networking opportunities with community organizations.
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