Student Resources

In addition to the First Scholars Program, The University of Memphis has several resources dedicated to first generation student success:

  • First Gen Students can participate in the Tiger Success Institute, a workshop series designed specifically for first gen success.
  • First Gen Students can reside in the 1GLLC (First Gen Living Learning Community). The 1GLLC offers a common ACAD 1100 course, academic coaching, and floormate activities specifically for first gen students. Apply for Housing through Residence Life.
  • First Gen Students can participate in the SSP/TRiO program. This office offers one-on-one academic coaching, success workshops, and opportunities for social and cultural connections with other first gen students. Explore the opportunities available through SSP/TRiO.

Faculty and Staff Resources

It's important for our students to see role models who successfully navigated college as first generation students. Faculty and Staff can self-identify as the first in their family to earn a college degree and serve as a role model for students.  If interested, please contact us for more information.

Through the generosity of the Suder Foundation, the University of Memphis has created the First Generation Faculty Advocates Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. The program aims to select faculty from across disciplines to receive professional development training focused on improving learning outcomes for first generation students and share that knowledge with other faculty within their colleges through formalized training sessions. For more information about the First Generation Faculty Advocates Program, please contact Kate Schaffzin, Professor and Director of Faculty Development.

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