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1st Gen Students

1st Gen Students

Who Can Join

San Jacinto College defines first generation students as those whose parents or guardians do not have at least a 2 year dgree. Students who meet this criteria are strongly encouraged to join the student group, the mentoring program, or both. Students can determine their own level of involvement. Attendance to all meetings or activities is not required, though we know that students who are more involved in college usually feel more confident about the college experience. 

 

Purpose Statement

The purpose of San Jac 1st Gen is to support students who are the first in their families to attend college.

Our program has two components:

1.) a student-run club that hosts weekly meetings and participates in college events like Fall Fest, Spring Fling, and field trips to local universities.

2.) a one-on-one mentoring program where students are matched with faculty and/or staff mentors who were first generations students themselves.

Currently, there are active 1st Gen programs at the Central and South Campuses.

Advisors

Michelle Wilson
Michelle.Wilson@sjcd.edu

Rene Leija
Rene.Leija@sjcd.edu

Amy Axtell
Amy.Axtell@sjcd.edu

Join us on Social Media

Instagram & Twitter - @Sanjac1stgen