Creating an Awareness

& Celebration for the First-Gen Shockers

Navigating the culture on a college campus and learning the unwritten rules of said culture can be a challenge.  In acknowledgement of this fact, and in support of our mission to be an educational driver for the state of Kansas, Wichita State formed the First-Generation Coordinating Council.

The F1RST GEN Coordinating Council at Wichita State University is composed of Wichita State individuals who are involved in the efforts to  support current university activities, explore opportunities for departmental collaboration, look for opportunities to enhance the campus-wide approach to serve F1RST GEN SHOCKERS and make recommendations for new initiatives. 

View the FGCC Members here

The First-Gen Council's SEM (Strategic Enrollment Management) Goal

Goal 3: Increase retention rates of degree seeking underserved student populations by 2.5% yearly through Fall 2020 (from 65.5% in Fall 2015 to 78.1% in Fall 2020, an increase of 1,053 students.

Click here to read an update on Goal 3 as reported on May 8, 2019.