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First-Generation Students

For many first-gen students, it takes a lot of initiative and courage just to get through the admission and enrollment processand then comes the work of finding your place, feeling like a ز,Ȳַ #########ian, and persevering in your educational goals.

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First in Their Families to Attend ز,Ȳַ

First-generation college students are the first in their families to attend college. For many first-gen students, it takes a lot of initiative and courage just to get through the admissions and enrollment processand then comes the work of finding your place, feeling like a ز,Ȳַ #########ian, and persevering in your educational goals.

At ز,Ȳַ #########, there is a lot of pride in being a first-generation college student. Nearly one in every five ز,Ȳַ ######### students is a first-generation college student. And the experiences of ز,Ȳַ ######### first-gens are integral to the life of the college. Proportionally first-gens are more likely to serve as student leaders throughout the campus. ز,Ȳַ ######### is proud to welcome first-generation students and the college works hard to help students get the most from their ز,Ȳַ ######### education.

Students may not realize that many members of the faculty and staff were the first-generation of their families to attend college as well. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping our first-gen students and to celebrating their accomplishments. We applaud the talents, the strength and the determination that first-generation students exercise to succeed in achieving their goals.

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First Generation Campus Resources

There are many resources available at ز,Ȳַ ######### to help all students, including first-generation college students. Visit these offices with any questions, as these staff can provide direction, guidance, and support.

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