Congratulations to all

In the fall of 2019, the F1rst Gen Coordinating Council led the charge in obtaining a gold & while braided cord to wear at their graduation. The cord signifies that the student wearing it, is the first in their family to graduate with their collegiate degree (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate). 

Furthermore, it recognizes the student as a role model to all in their family and community

This graduating class of the fall 2022 is comprised of 47% undergrad and 11% graduate First-Gen Shockers.  

Wichita State University’s F1rst Gen Coordinating Council wants to continue the tradition and celebrate that accomplishment.  Each graduate can receive their free gold & white braided cord. Each location provided has a list of those first-gen degree-seeking (bachelors, masters or doctorate) students that applied for a degree for fall 2022.  Spring 2023 grads will be notified closer to March.  

Students should be prepared to show their WSU ID and/or other ID to confirm their identity at pick-up.  Questions, concerns, or comments, reach out to the council via email at 

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 A F1RST-GEN SHOCKER is one who identifies as the first in their family to attend college and obtain a bachelor’s, masters or doctorate degree.