First-Generation Students

First-Generation Students


Are you the first in your immediate family to attend college?

First-Generation Students defined by Lindenwood University are students whose parents did not attend college. Students at Lindenwood University who are the first to attend college within their immediate family are considered first-gen. It is important to note that even if a sibling, aunt, or stepparent attended college, the definition of first-gen comes directly from the college attendance of the student’s biological parents, if known. Lindenwood understands there are unique family situations so students are able to self-identify as they deem appropriate in comparing the definition to their own personal situation.  All first-generation students are invited to be a member of the First-Generation Collegians.

First-Generation Collegians

First-Generation CollegiansFirst Generation Collegians (FGC) are supported by the Department of First-Year Programs (FYP). First-Generation Collegians are first-generation students, faculty, and staff whose parents did not attend college before they attended. FYP, first-generation faculty and staff engage first-generation college students and provide academic, social, and mentorship support throughout their experience at Lindenwood. All students who identify as a first-generation student are welcome to be a member of the First-Generation Collegians. FGC meets on a regular basis throughout the school year and first-gen students can also request a first-gen mentor.

For more information

For more information on programs and events for First-Generation Students please take a moment to fill out our questionnaire.

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