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Office of First-generation Students

Resources

Explore the tabs below to find helpful resources supporting first-generation students.

Current Students

 

Academics

Academic Achievement Centerfree resources and programs for academic success, including tutoring and academic coaching

Education Abroad: educational travel opportunities and travel scholarships

K-State Firstprograms and activities to support students during their first year

University Success Center: visit Holton Hall and get connected with student services and resources

Writing Center: receive help with your papers and enhance your writing skills

 
College Life

Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education (CARE): provides assistance for K-State students who have been victimized by violence

Counseling Services: receive individual and group therapy sessions, and find many self-help resources

DREAMZone: The K-State DREAMZone was designed to provide support to undocumented and DACA-mented students that were born in various countries around the world and currently reside in the U.S., as well as those from mixed-status families (family members with different immigration statuses). 

Housing and Dining Services: information about on-campus living

Lafene Health Centercost-effective, physician-directed health and wellness facility

Recreational Services: free recreational and fitness facilities, services, and programs, including intramural/recreational sports

SafeRidea safe alternative to drunken driving and other threatening situations

Tips to help first-generation students: meet Rebeca Paz, assistant director of the Office of First-generation Students, and learn about tips on what can help you succeed as a Wildcat

University Success Center: visit Holton Hall and get connected with student services and resources

DREAMZone

DREAMZone: The K-State DREAMZone was designed to provide support to undocumented and DACA-mented students that were born in various countries around the world and currently reside in the U.S., as well as those from mixed-status families (family members with different immigration statuses). 

Financial and Career Support

Career Centerresources and assistance in the career development process

Office of Student Financial Assistance: information about applying for financial aid and scholarships

Powercat Financialfree assistance and counseling on personal finances

 

 

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Faculty & Staff

Faculty Development Workshops: check back later for the Fall 2021 schedule! Head to the Teaching and Learning Center for teaching and classroom resources. Click here to view the latest session on Engaging and Supporting First-generation Students. 

Become a First-Gen Mentor: sign-up as a first-gen faculty or staff to mentor a first-gen student

Advising First-Generation Studentsresources gathered from NACADA related to first-generation students

A Walk in My Shoes - First Generation College Studentsview stories of first-generation students taken from the K-State produced documentary "A Walk in My Shoes"

Being the "First"a narrative inquiry research project studying students and alumni in education

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Faculty Advisors Can Help:

 

The Struggles of First-Gen Students:

 

My First Year Experience:

 

Parents & Families 

Parent Testimonial:

 

Office of Admissionslearn about the admissions process and apply to become a Wildcat

Parents & Family Programjoin a community of other parents and families, and stay connected to K-State

Being the "First" - Campus Voices: hear what K-State leaders think families of first-generation students need to know

Being the "First" - Voices of Supportwatch stories of how parents and families have supported first-generation students at K-State

 

Parents Can Make a Difference:

 

A Mother's Perspective

 

Mothers Played a Role:

 

My First-Year Experience:

 

Prospective Students

DREAMZone: The K-State DREAMZone was designed to provide support to undocumented and DACA-mented students that were born in various countries around the world and currently reside in the U.S., as well as those from mixed-status families (family members with different immigration statuses). 

Office of Admissionslearn about the admissions process and apply to become a Wildcat

Our Programscheck out what we have to offer for first-gen students at K-State, and keep in mind the programs that have early applications

Scholar Serviceslearn about various scholarship programs active at K-State - some specifically for first-gen students

 

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