Our services for first-generation students
|The First to Go Community provides a source of academic support for students who are "first-generation college" (i.e. neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree in the U.S.). The community introduces participants to a network of mentors drawn from LMU faculty, staff, and alumni who are former first-generation college students themselves. Social and academic events are offered throughout the semester. First to Go is open to students of all years and majors throughout the year.||The First to Go Scholars Program offers an intensive academic experience for a limited number of incoming freshmen. Scholars take at least two classes together over the course of an academic year, including a one-unit seminar on the first-generation experience. Students must enroll during Summer Orientation prior to the fall semester. We are especially interested in COMMUTERS.|
|First Gen is a new club initiated by first-generation students where new students are paired with upperclassmen for guidance. First Gen also coordinates campus-wide activities and events specific toward the first-generation experience, e.g. panels and workshops.||The Writing Workshop presents students an opportunity to write and publish their own personal narrative under the guidance of professional staff. A writing lab is offered during the spring semester in the Academic Resource Center.|
Academic Community of Excellence (ACE), Career Development Services, Department of Chicana/o Studies, Center for Service and Action (CSA), Ethnic and Intercultural Services (EIS), First Year Experience (FYE), William H. Hannon Library, Off-Campus Student Life, Office of Undergraduate Education, LMU School of Education, Parent Programs, Residence Life and Student Psychological Services.
For more information, please contact Dr. Stella Setka, Coordinator, FirstToGo@lmu.edu or call (310) 338-7677.