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Get Involved

Are you passionate about being the first in your family to attend college, and want to help others?  There are plenty of ways that you can connect within our FGEN community here on The Bluff!

Become a FGEN Student Ambassador

Each year, the Shepard Academic Resource Center seeks to recruit and hire First Generation (FGEN) Student Ambassadors to work with the assistant director to lead and coordinate targeted programming opportunities for FGEN students.  In addition, this position offers a peer mentorship component to freshmen students, creating a new opportunity for FGEN freshmen to connect to FGEN upper class students.
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2017-18 UP FGEN Student Ambassadors            2022-23 UP FGEN Student Ambassadors

Attend FGEN Events throughout the Year

Each year we offer a diverse schedule of programming and events to specifically help and support FGEN students.  Events are publicized throughout the year, or feel free to visit our events section to learn more about what is offered here at UP.

Dr. Simon Aihiokhai, assistant professor of theology and former FGEN student


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Welcome Back Social Fall 2022

Volunteer or Share Your Ideas with Us

Reach out to us directly, we would love to have you become an active member of the FGEN community here at UP.  Contact us at

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