Our Goals

We strive to:

  • Raise the visibility of first-generation students at UCSC, and recognize the challenges and strengths they have as well as the unique gifts they bring to the university.

  • Foster a positive campus climate that welcomes first-generation students and begins to build long-term relationships of support, understanding, and learning between students, faculty, and staff.

  • Provide information and encouragement to first-generation students helping them identify and make strategic use of campus support services.

  • Create spaces for discussion about how department-, college-, and division-specific policies and practices can best facilitate and support first-generation students’ academic success, belonging, and wellbeing.

  • Build a network of allies with shared interests and a common goal in support of first-generation students.