First Generation Stan State students.

For more information contact Lissett De La Cruz at ldelacruz1@csustan.edu or (209)667-3660

First-Gen Friday's

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.

student at First-Gen brunch event

Our Purpose

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.

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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.

73% of Stan State students are First-Gen!*

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:

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Cultural Capital Empowerment

Social event for Stan State students.

Confidence Building

Stan State staff and students interacting.

Social Capital Building

 

“Graduation and Beyond”

Feb 4, 2022
11am & 1pm | Zoom ID: 2096673660 | Zoom URL
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“SERSCA Program Informational”

March 4, 2022
11am & 1pm | Zoom ID: 2096673660 | Zoom URL
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“Academic Success: Pro Study Tips”

April 8, 2022
11am & 1pm | Zoom ID: 2096673660 | Zoom URL
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“Registration Workshop: Refresher”

April 22, 2022
11am & 1pm | Zoom ID: 2096673660 | Zoom URL
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“Well-Being in a Changing World Workshop”

(The only 2pm workshop this semester)

April 29, 2022
11am & 2pm | Zoom ID: 2096673660 | Zoom URL
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“WOKESHOP: First-Gen Cultural Capital”

May 6, 2022
11am & 1pm | Zoom ID: 2096673660 | Zoom URL
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Visit our IG: ASC_STANSTATE for more event information

First Gen Fridays group Zoom picture
First Gen Fridays group Zoom picture

Updated: April 20, 2022