First Generation Learning Community

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Quick Facts

  • Students in a learning community attend two to three classes together each semester;
  • This is a residential learning community; students in this program are grouped in the same residence hall;
  • For more information, visit our FAQs page.

The First Generation Learning Community provides an opportunity for diverse first generation students to explore the unique experience of being the first in their families to attend college.  Students in this learning community will have opportunities to network with other first generation professionals and gain insight into how to overcome specific obstacles relevant to first generation students.  The program also provides academic support for rigorous coursework, navigating college resources, and developing career goals. 

Students in this learning community reside in Gibbs House, a coed small house that can accommodate 30 students.

*You are a first generation student if neither parent graduated with a four year college degree. If a parent attended college and did not graduate with a Bachelor’s degree then you qualify under first-generation status. If a parent attended college, received an Associate's Degree or technical certification but did not earn a four-year degree (Bachelor’s degree), you would also be considered first-generation.

How do I apply?

Applications may be picked up at a Saturdays @ Sam! Session, at New Student Orientation, and at various offices on-campus. You may download the application using the "Apply Now" link above.

2017-2018 Courses

  • Fall Courses
  • SOCI 2319.90 (CRN 83928): Introduction to Ethnic Studies
  • UNIV 1301.73 (CRN 83081): Introduction to Collegiate Studies
  • Spring Courses
  • BIOL 1408: Contemporary Biology (lecture and lab)