Academic and Professional Resources

We know that being the first in your family to navigate college can be a daunting thought. Some first generation students may feel that they can easily assimilate into the campus culture and community and that’s awesome; however, some may feel lost and confused with an environment that seems to have a number of unspoken rules and cultural norms.

Staff & Faculty Here to Help You

All of our university members are here to help you but below are a couple individuals that specialize in helping first generation students. Some of them are first generation themselves and know exactly how you feel. Some of them are not first generation but all of them are passionate about helping you succeed!

Austin Rayford, Director of Equity and Care
Email Address: [email protected]

Online Articles

New York Times Q&A with First Generation Students

US News Tips for First-Generation College Students

Do I Belong Here? The Struggles of Our First Generation Students