UGA First-Gen Graduate Student Success

First-Gen students pose with Hairy Dawg at the First Generation event at the Tate Center in November 2019.

ABOUT

The University of Georgia Graduate School celebrates the accomplishments of our First-Generation graduate students who chart new pathways for their families and communities. First-Gen  graduate students demonstrate resilience and innovation in navigating institutional spaces. We seek to affirm your experiences and hope this webpage provides a launching point for locating useful resources and finding community within the UGA family.

FEATURES OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL’S FIRST-GEN INITIATIVES

    1. Deliver academic and professional programming for First-Generation graduate students.
    2. Connect First-Gen graduate students with health and wellness resources.
    3. Provide a resource page with links to campus offices and student organizations, as well as books, articles, and additional resources for First-Gen graduate students.
    4. Support awareness of, and appreciation for, the unique experience of the First-Gen graduate students.
    5. Encourage community among First-Gen graduate students, First-Gen undergraduate students, First-Gen faculty, and First-Gen staff.

FIRST-GEN GRADUATE STUDENT RESOURCES

  • First-Gen Success at UGA (University-wide)
  • The University of Georgia (UGA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Beta Gamma chapter of Alpha Alpha Alpha (or Tri-Alpha) – a national honor society recognizing the academic achievements of first-generation college students (defined here as coming from a family where neither parent nor any legal guardian earned a bachelor’s degree). To qualify, you must be a current degree candidate at UGA. Graduate students must have completed at least one term of study, and nine (9) credit hours, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in all coursework. For more information, contact Laetitia Adelson in the Division of Academic Enhancement at adelson1@uga.edu.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Fall 2021 First-Gen in Graduate School Workshop series begins August 2021. Please check back this fall for details on our annual First-Generation Celebration Week in November!”

 

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