First Generation Nebraska
We're working to make our campus more "first generation friendly" by developing links between first-generation college students and faculty and staff who share a similar academic experience.
Fall Semester Events
First Gen Faculty and Staff SocialThe Mill
Nebraska Innovation Campus
Spring Semester Events
Reading from "Make Your Home Among Strangers," by Jennine Capó CrucetNebraska Union
Share a MealSelleck Dining Hall
Share a MealEast Campus Cafe
About First Generation Nebraska
In fall of 2017, Nebraska's Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor launched First Generation Nebraska, an initiative designed to link first-generation college students and faculty and staff who share a similar academic experience with the goal of making our campus more "first generation friendly."
Acknowledging first-generation status as part of one's identity might seem a small thing, but it can be critical to students' success, helping them easily identify faculty and staff who can relate to particular challenges they might be facing. First Generation Nebraska invites faculty and staff who were first generation college students themselves to participate.
How can faculty/staff participate?
Sign up for our mailing list. You will receive the First Generation Nebraska Button and office placard. Faculty and staff are encouraged to display the placard on their office doors and wear the FGN button to help first-generation students identify individuals who are receptive to sharing their own experiences.
In addition, you will be invited to participate in social events with first generation students and workshops for faculty and staff focused on how to meet the needs of FG students in and outside of the classroom.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has been recognized as a First Forward Institution for its commitment to improving experiences and outcomes of first-generation college students. Learn more.
Programs & Promotion
First Generation Advisory Board
The FGN Advisory Board meets once a semester to provide feedback to the EVC office regarding how to best support first generation students, staff, and faculty.