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Office of First-generation Students

Resources

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

Current Students

Ask Willie: submit any questions you have and a staff member will respond

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

Housing and Dining Services: information about on-campus living

K-State 360document activities outside of the classroom, and earn a first-gen badge by engaging with peers in professional development opportunities

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

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

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

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

 

Proud to be a first-generation college student? Grab the image below to identify yourself as first-gen!

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Faculty & Staff

Faculty Development Workshops: check back later for the Fall 2020 schedule!

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

Proud of being a first-generation college grad? Grab the images below that identify you as first-gen!

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First-gen Grad Identifier Card: Coming soon!

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First-gen Ally: Coming soon!

 

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 Associationjoin 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

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

 

My First-Year Experience:

 

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