Be the first

Welcome, first-generation students, faculty, staff and alumni! We serve as your central hub for navigating life at IUPUI as the first in your family to attend college.

The IUPUI First-Generation Committee seeks to build a first-generation community to support, celebrate, and empower.

A pie chart showing that 30% of all students are first generation.

Nearly 30% of all IUPUI Students are First-Gen. Are You?

So what is "first-generation?"

If you're the first in your family to attend college or your parents did not graduate with a bachelor's degree, you're considered a "first-generation" student. You're also considered first-generation if you have siblings in college but your parents did not earn a bachelor's degree.

Being a first-generation student is something to celebrate! Being first can be tough, but we're here to help you succeed. Join us in being proud to say, "I'm first."

IUPUI: A First-Gen Forward Institution

We don't just talk the talk, we walk the walk. Our recognition as a First-Gen Forward Institution proves we're an institution committed to first-generation student success.

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