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First Generation College

First generation college students at Tulane University have many reasons to be proud! You're the first member of your family to complete a bachelor’s degree, which is an incredible achievement.

A strong network of support can play a significant role in your academic accomplishments. At the Center for Academic Equity, it’s our job to empower you by connecting you to educational resources, summer grants, and opportunities for campus involvement.

Specialty Programs

First Fridays

This program is currently on hold and will hopefully be back up and running in the near future!

You're invited to swing by the Center for Academic Equity for free food, fun activities, and humorous conversation the first Friday of every month. This is also an opportunity to connect with other First-Generation/Low-Income students, faculty and staff members.

Proud TU Be First Mentoring Program

This program is currently on hold and will hopefully be back up and running in the near future!

Our Proud TU Be First Mentoring Program is a fall semester-long program designed to provide first generation low income college students with individualized mentorship and guidance. You will be paired with first-generation identifying faculty and staff members who are passionate about bridging the gap that often exists with first generation college students. In this program, you will build strong relationships with your mentor, gain networking opportunities, get connected to valuable resources, and cultivate a set of skills needed for successful Tulane experience. 

First-Gen Summer Opportunities with Tulane

This webpage lists internal resources offered by Tulane University organizations.

Proud to Be First Mentors

Photos and bios of our mentors is coming soon.