Support for first-generation students and their families
Nearly 30 percent of new students that stepped foot on campus are the first in their family to attend college.
Not sure what a first-generation student is? At BGSU a student is considered first-generation if their parent(s) have not earned a Bachelor’s Degree and we are committed to welcoming families that might be overwhelmed or otherwise intimidated by the prospect of seeing their loved one head off to college.
In response to this commitment, the Office of Residence Life invites first-year, first-generation students to participate in a FREE summer residential program and become a part of GENERATION FALCON. Space is limited so students are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
BGSU has also been nationally recognized for supporting first-generation students.
The University’s work on the signature series and other first-generation student initiatives contributed to it being named a “First-gen Forward” cohort by the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP) Center for First-generation Student Success. The designation, announced on March 1, is given to a select number of colleges and universities each year that show a demonstrated commitment to supporting and improving outcomes for first-generation students. Read more ...