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Student Success Services works to enable first-generation students, income-eligible students, and students with disabilities to stay in college through graduation. These student populations are often categorized as the most "at-risk" for not completing their undergraduate degree, and our program works to break those stereotypes.
We encourage SSS participants and other first-generation students, income-eligible students, and students with disabilities to use this page to discover new resources, to learn more information, and to build their communities.
Council for Opportunity in Education
COE's mission is to achieve college access and success for low-income students, first-generation students, and students with disabilities.Learn more!
Center for First-Generation Student Success
The Center emerges as a leader for scholarly discussion, information sharing, networking, and program development for first-gen students.Learn more!
National TRIO Alumni Association
The promise of NTAA is to promote the continued existence of TRIO, and foster enduring relationships through intellectual, professional, and personal connections.Learn more!
Tri-Alpha at UWYO
Alpha Alpha Alpha, or Tri-Alpha, was founded March 24, 2018 at Moravian College in Pennsylvania. It has since expanded to over 130 chapters in 35 states.Learn more!
There is something special about being FIRST… especially being the first in your family to attend and graduate from college.
I’m First! was created in 2013 to provide students who lack a family history of higher education with inspiration, information, and support on the road to and through college. I’m First! is an initiative of UStrive—a national nonprofit that also runs an online college and career mentoring program by the same name. On their website, check out stories from first-gen students, read student blogs, and discover more colleges that have special programs to support their first-gen students.
With intentions to consolidate the information for various nationwide programs and resources that meet the needs of first-generation and low-income students into one place, Rise First designed a curated resource center that can serve as the first place students look when they need help and support to succeed in higher education and beyond.
"Our mission is to empower first-generation and/or low-income (FGLI) students and professionals nationwide to achieve their full potential by providing life and career advice, lists of support resources, and mentorship opportunities through a technology platform with online tools. This platform is built for and by FGLI students, providing a real-life business and professional experience.
As we build this online platform, we envision a future where we close the achievement gap by increasing the graduation rate for FGLI college students... and where no FGLI student has to navigate their path alone. We hope to be the first place they look when they need help in navigating the unfamiliar, don't know the right questions to ask, or want to connect to someone who's been through the same challenges they are encountering. Together as a community, we aim to support and empower this segment of our future leaders."