At the University of Iowa, a First-Generation student is a person whose parents or legal guardians do not have bachelors degrees from a US institution of higher education.

Support Networks

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The Center for Diversity & Enrichment

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TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)

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Student Organizations

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Office of Graduate Inclusion

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First Gen @ Iowa

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First Generation Task Force

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First Generation Living Learning Community (LLC)

Programs and Events

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Center for Diversity & Enrichment Graduation

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Summer Research Opportunities Program

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First Generation College Celebration

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First Generation Awards Ceremony

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Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

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Iowa Biosciences Academy

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Education and Advocacy

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Resources for Students

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Advocates Across Campus for First Generation Students

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Campus Inclusion Team


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