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First-Gen Friday's (FGF) is a workshop series presented by the Academic Success Center. The workshop series is a collaborative effort to promote the visibility of Stanislaus State staff, faculty, and alumni leaders who were themselves, first-generation college students. First-gen Fridays will be the first Friday of every month during the academic year. The workshop series will include a variety of topics and activities such as speakers, social interactions, and networking, etc.
The main purpose of this workshop series is to foster a sense of belonging that can boost the engagement, retention, and success rates among Stanislaus State First-Gen students.
Note: For our program, a “first-generation college student” is identified as a student whose parent/guardian has not received a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree.
First-Gen / [Furst-jen] / Adjective
See also: trailblazer, resilient, leader, determined
You are the first in your family to attend a 4-year institution. Your parents did not graduate from a 4-year institution. You are still considered first-generation even if your siblings attended and graduated from a 4-year institution.
*Stanislaus State serves large numbers of first-generation college students, according to the CSU Analytics Office 73% of our Fall 2018 students are the first in their families to attend college.
All students encounter diverse challenges when adjusting to college life. Stanislaus State is providing a First-Generation* specialized workshop series, First-Gen Fridays, which will be able to teach students the tools needed to overcome any obstacles they will face in college.
The topics of discussion will focus on first-gen obstacles such as:
Cultural Capital Empowerment
Social Capital Building
“Graduation and Beyond”
“SERSCA Program Informational”
“Academic Success: Pro Study Tips”
“Registration Workshop: Refresher”
“Well-Being in a Changing World Workshop”
(The only 2pm workshop this semester)
“WOKESHOP: First-Gen Cultural Capital”
Visit our IG: ASC_STANSTATE for more event information
Updated: April 20, 2022