First Generation College Student Advising Community

Welcome!  This community was first formed as interest group in April 2001 to identify and address issues pertaining to first-generation college students (first gens). Ongoing discussions focus on the definition of terms, ways of identifying first-generation students, and concerns particular to these students. 

This community welcomes your input.  If you are interested in joining our LISTSERV to engage in discussions concerning first-generation college students, click here, or to join our Facebook page and network with other first-gen advising professionals and share ideas, research, and more, click here.

Send your ideas for our FGAC newsletter!

We want to include relevant information and news ideas from ALL members of the NACADA First Gen Advising Community to have a fair representation of topics. Please send us your content –articles, presentation summaries, event highlights, photos, and/or website links to Unsure of what to submit? Please look back at our previous newsletter in July and September under the News tab below.

Celebrate First Gen Students

The Center for First-Generation Student Success and the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) encourage colleges and universities to celebrate the success of first generation college students, faculty and staff on your campus in any way possible. Click here to learn ways to plan events, build relationships with colleagues, involve leadership and even post your plans to the website. If you are sharing your event on social media platforms, tag @COEtalk and @FirstgenCenter, and use the hashtag #CelebrateFirstGen

First Gen AC members at the ACD Fair, Phoenix 2018