First-Gen Owls

First-Gen Owls: Lifting Off into Higher Education

Are you a first-generation college student (i.e.: neither parent has graduated with a 4-year degree)? “First-Gen Owls: Lifting Off into Higher Education” is a learning community designed with you in mind!

First-gen students possess valuable strengths and skill-sets that can aid their success in college and beyond. In this learning community, students will have the opportunity to develop a strong foundation for achieving their higher education goals, and build a lasting network of fellow first-gen peers, professors, and mentors who can help them make the most of their time at KSU.

In their classes, students will learn about common aspects of the first-gen experience through the study of multimedia narratives by and about other first-gen students. Assignments will include a community-based learning project, where students will pass on their knowledge about college life to prospective university students. Additionally, professors will help students connect with scholarship, internship, and employment opportunities, as well as co-curricular experiences like undergraduate research, publishing, and study abroad.

If you’re looking for an edge as you take flight on your college journey, the “First-Gen Owls” Learning Community is here to welcome you to KSU! For additional information, call the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies at (470) 578-2471.