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First-Gen at Guilford

足球波胆平台 is excited to welcome and support first-generation college students (FGCS). Being the first to go to college and earn a degree is a big deal — and it deserves to be celebrated! The College's first-generation population is highly valued and includes students, 教师, 工作人员, 和校友. It's also one of the fastest growing populations on campus.

谁是FGCS? At 足球波胆平台, you're a first-generation college student if neither of your parents have earned a four-year bachelor’s degree. You're still considered first-gen even if you have older siblings who have already attended and graduated from four-year colleges.

What Does FGCS Support Look Like at Guilford? Guilford is committed to increasing access to higher education for first-generation college students — and admission is only the first step. That's why Guilford is dedicated to helping first-gen students feel confident and connected to their college experience. This journey is new to students — and their families. The goal is to show first-gen students that they belong here, and that they're capable of accomplishing their academic and personal goals. The College's dedicated 教师 and 工作人员 are here to help every student thrive and get the most out of their Guilford experience.

Where to Find Support

Guilford's first-get initiative seeks to build community and resources for first-gen students and allies. The College wants to celebrate students' identities, 成功的故事, and their progress during their college years and beyond.
Staff from CPPSET hand out treats to first-gen students in front of King Hall.
First-Gen Ally 目录

Connect with first-generation 教师 and 工作人员 on Guilford's campus.

Image that reads, First-Gen Proud

Show your pride and support for Guilford's first-gen population! 访问 Jose Jacobo in CAPE (found in Hege Academic Commons) to pick up your gear.

Two students (twins!) take a photo together on National First Generation College Day 2022.
Current First-Gen Students and Alumni

Take a look at what Guilford's current first-generation college students are doing across campus, as well as what  alumni have been up to since graduation.

Two students take a selfie with a large frame that reads, Guilford Celebrates First-Gen Students!
Get Involved on Campus

Guilford's 教师 and 工作人员 are working hard to create exciting new first-gen initiatives! Check out the photos from National First-Generation College Student Day on Nov. 8.


If you have any questions about Guilford's first-generation college student initiatives or would like to support these efforts, 请联系:


Jose Jacobo, wearing a gray blazer, blue shirt, and tie, sits indoors on a red chair.