What does "first-generation" mean?
Did you know that approximately 30% of our students are first generation (first-gen) college students? We celebrate you! West Chester University considers you first-gen if none of your parents/guardians completed a Bachelor's degree. Participate in West Chester's First events to meet other first-gens, improve your skills to become a more successful student, and connect yourself and your family to the campus!
You are part of a proud tradition. You are one of West Chester's First.
- Stay updated on events and connect with other students with these resources:
Why participate in West Chester's First programs?
We encourage first-generation students to participate in our programs to:
· gain a sense of belonging and establish your identity on our campus
· improve your skills to become a successful student
· helping increase awareness surrounding you and your family’s needs as first-generation student