WHO WE ARE
ENGAGEMENT DRIVEN. FIRST-GEN FOCUSED.
Established in 2021, the National Leadership Society of First Generation College Students, a.k.a. FirstGen Society, is a national social organization dedicated specifically for first generation college students and alumni. We provide our members with support, leadership development, and fellowship, community, and friendship through our Student Clubs, Collegiate Chapters, and Professional Chapters.
WHAT FIRSTGEN SOCIETY CAN DO FOR YOU
By connecting first generation college students and alumni together through fellowship and organized chapters and clubs, we can strengthen and influence the student's experience and commitment in school as well as build leaders and friendships in our schools and communities. By doing so, we can create social and leadership opportunities for our members to engage, empower themselves and others, and grow together - all necessary for advancing the success of first generation college students and alumni.
There is strength in numbers. We can achieve more together than we can alone. Being a part of a group or community with a shared purpose can give you a sense of belonging, pride, support, and encouragement. If you're looking to do more than you ever thought you could, you absolutely can, but don't do it alone. Together we can support each other to achieve what we set out to do, while building lifelong friendships, reaching academic and professional achievements, and making a difference in the lives of others.
To foster the success of first generation college students, we want to focus on supporting first generation college students during their transition into college, through college, and graduation and beyond. Therefore, membership is open to high school students and college students who are preparing to be the first or currently are the first in their families to go to college as well as first generation college student alumni who have graduated and are now in their early, mid, or senior career stages.
OUR FELLOWSHIP AND COMMUNITY
Our members vary in age and backgrounds and can come from all walks of life. One thing we have in common is shared identity and experiences of being a first generation college student. At FirstGen Society, we are devoted to our personal growth, but we also commit ourselves to one another to support and inspire each other, build confidence and leadership together, and participate in social, leadership, and community initiatives through the power of lifelong fellowship and friendship unique to each chapter and club.
OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
As an organization that serves first generation college students, we want to be able to give back to our first generation college student communities. We aim to provide student scholarships and paid internship opportunities to our members as well as give back to local programs and organizations that serve these students.