We have held First-Generation Celebrations since November 2018 and expanded to include other ways to engage our first-generation students, faculty, and staff year-round. No matter your role at IUPUI, we have a way for you to get involved.

Share your experience

If you were the first in your family to graduate from college, tell us your story. We are looking to feature stories about the experiencesof IUPUI students, faculty, and staff.

Tell us about your experience

IUPUI: A First-Gen Forward Institution

IUPUI is truly committed to first-generation student success; and our designation as a First-Gen Forward Institution proves that.

The First Forward designation is given by the Center for First-Generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation. Selected institutions receive professional development, community-building experiences, and a first look at the Center's research and resources.

Opportunities we receive because of this recognition help us, help you.

Committee members

Melida Chen
Cornealious Cook
Karina Cruz
Gloria Stephanie Diaz
Brandi Gilbert
Roxanne Gregg*
Quintina Hill
Courtney Hittepole
Emily Hunnicutt
Kevin Lema
LaTessa McClendon
Nicole Messmore
Ashley Msikinya
Iyabode Olufunlayo Okoro
Carlos Zapata
* chair

Get connected

Contact us at imfirst@iupui.edu.