Welcome to the First Generation Initiative!

"Being first-generation and completing my BA means everything! It means we are paving the way for future generations to be able to see that we can and have been able to accomplish this, and that we do belong here...— a 2018 graduating UCSC first-gen student

The First Generation Initiative seeks to collaboratively build a network of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who identify as first-generation or as supporters of our first-generation student population.

For more information about the UC Santa Cruz First Generation Initiative, contact us via email at firstgen@ucsc.edu

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Congratulations Graduates! We are so proud of you all! See Facebook for what this means to folks as we recognize this significant accomplishment!