The Office of Undergraduate Education collaborates with multiple campus departments to offer centralized, comprehensive programming for first-generation students whose parents/guardians did not complete a bachelor’s degree in the United States. First-Generation Student Programs strives to support first-generation student success through awareness campaigns and programming designed to enhance the belonging, engagement, academic success, and post-graduation outcomes of first-generation students. Programming includes streamed and recorded presentations on a variety of topics, information sessions, service and social events, and opportunities for students to meet faculty, staff, alumni, and community supporters who are members of the First-Generation Student Support Network.
In addition, first-generation students can engage with the Office of Undergraduate Education and other first-generation students through the First-Generation Student Programs eLearning group and the first-generation student organization. Gifts received from UT Dallas’ Annual Giving Day will be used to fund programming, the purchase of items to recognize first-generation graduates, and National First-Generation Celebration Day