F1RST Generation Shocker

Promoting initiatives for First-Generation students

 

F1RST GEN SHOCKERS promotes initiatives for first-generation students to ensure their success and seeks to build a culture of awareness and celebration for first-gen students at Wichita State. We are proud to be F1RST!

A first-generation (FGEN) college student is a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree.

At Wichita State University, they are F1RST GEN SHOCKERS.

Who is a First-Generation College Student?

A first-generation (FGEN) college student is a student whose parents did not complete a four-year college degree.  About 25% of FGENs at WSU have low income and 19% of them live in poverty.  A significant difference to non-FGENs of 7% having low income and 5% living in poverty. 

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