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Aims & Scope

The first-generation college experience is as rich and diverse as the individuals who identify as “first-generation college.” These students come from diverse ethnic, racial, social, class, gender, and even educational backgrounds, but are united by a drive to forge new paths. We hope this site will inspire first-generation college students within our local and global communities to reflect on the meaningful contributions they are capable of making to the larger university culture. This is a space where our community can celebrate the creative and critical scholarship that emerges from these experiences, where students, faculty, and staff can engage one another in conversation through a shared social identity, and where engaged academic citizenship can foster a sense of camaraderie and pride in the accomplishments of pioneering students.