“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world
better than you found it.” Marian Wright Edelman, American lawyer and civil rights
activist who founded the Children’s Defense Fund


The First Generation Identity/Affinity Community, is a place where students can network with like-minded alums and professionals who are passionate about their journey as First-Generation students. This community will identify shared experiences and resources central to their academic success.

Scroll through the articles, blogs, videos, and TED talks to find information related to the first generation experience and be inspired by first generation success stories. At the bottom of the page, you will find resources, including First-Generation organizations and scholarships earmarked specifically for First-Generation students. If you are interested in participating in and/or supporting this community, please feel free to share your experiences, provide resources and opportunities that may support students’ pathways to development, connect with students to offer insight and support, and inform the broader community of internships, community engagement, or job opportunities.

Students in need of academic support, contact the CAE  HERE

Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or depressed, contact the Counseling Center  HERE

Have questions about your financial aid, contact the Financial Office HERE

If you need help with your anything career related, contact the Career Center HERE

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In the early 2000s, Alicia M. Reyes-Barriéntez attended a predominantly white institution.  In her article, published by Inside Higher Ed, she shares five things she wishes she’d known when she started college as a first generation, Latinx student.  Read the …

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First-Gen Student Spotlight on Instagram: Laila Serraj C’23

Laila Serraj Student Spotlight

Check out a new First-Generation “Student Spotlight” every Friday on Instagram

www.instagram.com/drewfirstgen

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Student Built Service Aggregates Remote Internships With Status Updates

Student Built Service Aggregates Remote Internships With Status Updates

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention and in the wake of Covid-19, many students are in need of remote internship opportunities.  Wade Fletcher, a student at Indiana University, saw this need and created COVINTERN, a …

Posted by Daniel Pascoe
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The Corona Virus Underscores Inequality In The College Student Experience

The Corona Virus Underscores Inequality In The College Student Experience

For students, regardless of circumstances, the college experience often had the ability to level the field and add an element of equality.  Now that the corona virus has forced students out of the on campus environment, it is underscoring how …

Posted by Sari Pascoe
Sari Pascoe Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sari Pascoe
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