We are First Generation

What is first-gen?

Are you the first in your family to attend college? Then, you are considered a first-generation student and we are proud to welcome you to our Bearkat family! Did you know 45% of our students are first-gen? 

Being first-generation is something to be extremely proud of. At Sam Houston State University, we recognize that as a first-generation student, you will face unique experiences as you begin this exciting journey and we look forward to supporting you and bringing together our first-generation Bearkats.

We hope that this site helps you open doors, navigate higher education and connect with SHSU’s community of first-generation students, faculty and staff who will support and encourage you throughout your entire academic journey.

Meet SHSU First Gens

Naftaly
Kungu

Christian Duque-Murillo

Anthony
Pham

Joe
Herrerra

Tyeisha
Mitchell