First-Generation College Initiatives

About First-Generation Initiatives

In partnership with first-gen advocates, UTA First-Generation Initiatives fosters an environment that cultivates a positive and meaningful experience for students FIRST. Serving as a hub, we provide individual and collective support and advocacy to all First-Gen students and their families through mentorship, personal development, streamlined resources and services, as well as dedicated programs and events. At the forefront, first-generation experiences are valued and woven into the culture and climate of the University of Texas Arlington, as well as the Department of Transition Programs and Services.


First-Gen Defined

Students that identify as being a first-generation college student is the FIRST in their biological family to attend an institution of higher education to include a two or four-year college or university.


First-Generation Collective

  • Mentor Connection
  • Transition Support Initiatives
  • New Maverick Orientation


Programs & Events

  • First-Gen Brunch & Alumni Mixer
  • National First-Generation College Student Week
  • First Generation Education Series

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