College Support Programs

First, But Not Alone

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Over 53% of CSUMB students identify as first-generation. Our First-Generation Celebration is an innovative and student-centered initiative designed to celebrate and promote the retention of and completion rates advancing first-generation college student success while ensuring first-generation experiences are woven into the culture and climate of the university. Our goal is to normalize this identity by connecting students to former first-generation faculty and staff.

CSUMB First-Generation Faculty and Staff Directory

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Our Purpose

  1. Foster and increase the sense of belonging and social connectedness for students who identify as first-generation college students.
  2. Provide opportunities for first-generation college students to integrate their college experiences into the world of work.