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1st Gen Blue Streak program recognizes and assists First-generation students in reducing the cultural capital gap before, during, and after academic years and advocates for social justice.

You are a First-Gen If...

  • your natural or adoptive parents did not receive a bachelor's degree, or
  • You, before the age of 18, regularly resided with and received support from only one parent and whose supporting parent did not receive a bachelor's degree, or
  • You, before the age of 18, did not regularly reside with or receive support from a natural or an adoptive parent, or
  • Your natural or adoptive parents received a bachelor's degree in a country outside the United States.
  • ​​Social capital: information, resources, and support that people can utilize and draw on from their relationships and the ability to secure certain benefits from those social networks. 
  • Cultural capital: inherited knowledge or skills that can be converted into value as people move through different fields or settings.

First-generation students may not have the resources, support, or interpersonal network to navigate their school years as smoothly as continuing-generation studetns.

If you want to learn more about existing supports on campus, feel free to reach out to the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion.

Look for faculty and staff members with the sticker below. They were also First-Generation when they went to school. They have a wealth of knowledge to share with you and will be happy to hear about your experience!

1st Gen Proud

1st-Gen @ Tower Time

Nov 2nd, 1:50 - 2:20 PM

Come for the program's launch announcement and stay for the festivities! Meet other first-generation students, staff, and faculty members at Tower Time.


1st-Gen  Squad Care

Nov 3rd, 10th, 17th, 5 - 6 PM, CSDI Lounge (Lombardo Student Center)

This is a student event. Being a First-gen can come with unique challenges to maintaining physical and mental health. Meet other 1st-gen students and discuss how you can help each other succeed as a JCU Blue Streak! Food will be provided!


1st-Gen Panel Discussion

Nov 8th, 12 - 1PM, Marinello Theatre (Lombardo Sstudent Center)

This is a student, staff/faculty event with lunch. Learn about First-generation experiences through their stories.

You can visit me at my office or reach out to me via Email

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Yub Kim


Lombardo Student Center, Room 202

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