The First-Generation Day committee was established in 2018 to coordinate the first campus-wide event on November 8 to honor and celebrate first-generation students, staff, and faculty. We held one campus-wide event and invited departments and offices to hold events for their own students, faculty, and staff.
The committee expanded to coordinating First-Generation Week in 2019. This week-long celebration ran from November 2 to 9 and featured a campus-wide celebration, two featured movies, and over 40 department-sponsored events throughout the week.
IUPUI received the 2020 First-Gen Forward recognition from NASPA. The committee shifted in 2020 to focus on how we can engage and showcase first-generation students, faculty, and staff year-round in addition to coordinating the annual First-Generation Week.