TheFirst is a recognized student organization through the Office of Student Activities and is for studentswho are first in their families to attend college. TheFirst provides opportunities for first-generation students to describe their journeys to higher education. It is a space for dialogue and community/campus outreach where students who are first generation are encouraged to document their experience though journal writing, sharing, and videotaping their stories. They hope to put a face on various facets of diversity on this college campus while telling their stories of perseverance and determination.

Ground Rules

1. As a member of TheFirst we accept everyone for who they are and come into each meeting with an open mind.
2. Respect.
3. As members of TheFirst, you are present for necessary meetings/events.

For more information about TheFirst, email