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First To Go Community

 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 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, or call (310) 338-7677.

We would like to thank the anonymous donor who helped to fund our program.  

If you would like to help support First to Go, we appreciate your donations.