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First Generation Living Community

Objective:

The First Generation Living Community is a one year program designed to provide opportunities to be part of a successful university experience with program support, assistance from community mentor, and one-on-one sessions with program specialist.

Who is a First Generation student?

First generation college students are those who will be the first in their families to complete either a two-year or four-year college degree.

Participants Requirements:

  • Must be First-Generation Student
  • Live in Plaza Verde
  • Be enrolled full time
  • Must be a part of the program activities

Participant Goals:

  • Successful transition into college
  • Maintain high grade point average and be in good academic standing  
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Community Interaction
  • Opportunity to network and get involved
  • Opportunity to be part of First-Generation RAMS and First Generation Host programs
  • Enhance communication skills: increased faculty and staff contact outside the classroom

Benefits:

Residents will have access to unique resources, programs and activities, mentoring sessions, community involvement, and social interactions in an effort to have a successful university experience.

First Generation Student Benefits
Benefits Eligibility
Priority Check-in Priority check-in and a fun Welcome Bash Social is available a day before regular check-in  for all FG Living residents; allowing students the opportunity to be organized earlier and enjoy the activities going on in campus the next day.
Time Management Tools Academic planners are available for all students in the FG Living community as a tool to help with time management and organization.
FG Living $250. Book Voucher One FG Living Book Voucher will be awarded to a FG Living resident based on completing applications, participation in FG Living Programs, and SMART workshop attendance (must attend all 4 workshops per semester).
Spring Priority Registration Eligibility for priority registration is based on completing and submitting grade verification on time and meeting with Program Specialist Erika at least twice during the semester.

Program Activities

Fall

  • Priority Check-In & Welcome Bash Social
  • Mentor Workshop: Time Management and Resources
  • Red Dirt Roundup
  • November Scholarship Info Session
  • Community Outreach: National Museum Day in San Angelo
  • Fall Banquet

Spring

  • Mentor Workshop: Study Tips 101
  • Community Outreach: March, ASU Night Art Walk
  • Spring Banquet

*activities are subject to change

 

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Information request

For more information contact:

Erika Baeza by email at ebaeza2@angelo.edu            or by phone at 325-942-2729.