“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
Rowan University’s 3rd Annual First-Generation Symposium – “Pieces of the Puzzle: First-Generation Identities and Experiences” will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Rowan University, in Glassboro, NJ | Registration: 8:30 a.m. and Symposium: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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