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What we do:
Through our programs and services we seek to support first-generation students to successfully transition into college life and provide opportunities for the academic and personal success of all our first-gen students on campus.
Who are First Gen Students?
First Generation college students are the students who identify as first in their family to graduate from college. Neither parent or guardian has completed a college degree.
A student whose parent(s) or guardian(s) have not earned a bachelor’s degree.
A student whose parent(s) or guardian(s) have attended but not completed any college.
A student who, prior to the age of 18, regularly resided with and received support from only one parent and whose supporting parent did not complete a bachelor’s degree.
A student who, prior to the age of 18, did not regularly reside with or receive support from a natural or adoptive parent.
Resources we offer:
Welcoming space for student use
Engagement and outreach opportunities
Academic and professional development
First Generation Fellows Cohort
First Generation Fellows is a program that provides individualized support to students who identify as first in their family to graduate from college. The program is designed for first generation sophomore and transfer students.
The cohort of 20 students that are selected into the program benefit from various support programs and services, and extensive campus referral networks that help enrich their academic life. The students also participate in monthly Lunch and Learns with faculty and staff that focus on the themes of navigation, empowerment, and leadership. After completing their requirements cohort participants qualify for a $300 book scholarship.
The time commitment is for the duration of fall quarter and students are able to reapply quarterly for the remainder of the academic year.
Who can apply?
The First Gen Fellows cohort program is open to first-generation students who are classified as sophomore, and transfer students. Students can apply for the Autumn, Winter and Spring cohorts.
Fall quarter application has closed.
Financial Wellness Fellows - Information Soon!
Peer Success Mentors
Peer Success Mentors are student leaders who assist first-gen UW Tacoma peer students in using effective learning techniques to improve study skills and gain confidence in their academic abilities.
Peer Success Mentors Are Trained To:
offer one-on-one or group coaching to help first gen students and their peers discuss study habits, set academic goals and develop effective learning strategies
serve as motivational partners
provide information about other resources on campus