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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

Adulting 101 Workshops

Adjusting from high school to college life can be challenging. Adulting 101 is your guide to help ease your transition into adulthood. Join us at a a 90-minute Adulting 101 workshop where we will teach you things not taught in the classroom.

First Fridays

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

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.