What Does “First-Generation College Student” Mean?
If you’re the first — or among the first — in your family to attend college, you’re considered a first-generation college student. It’s a name many students embody with pride, and for good reason. Pursuing a university degree is a powerful achievement on its own, a marker of the dedication and commitment that brought you here.
The First-Generation Student Experience
From the application process to graduation, you’ll have the opportunity to attend social events, workshops, and peer mentoring and leadership activities designed with first-generation students in mind. 1GEN has no formal membership and is available to any first-generation student at ACU, whether you transfer or begin your first year here.
How Our First-Generation Student Success Program Can Help You
Our program equips you to tackle every aspect of your ACU journey, including:
- Transitioning into the university
- Navigating your courses
- Building community
- Networking in and beyond the classroom
- Establishing self-advocacy
Alongside faculty, peers and mentors who are invested in your success, 1GEN will prepare you to thrive at ACU and in all your endeavors that follow.