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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 didn't 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 didn't 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."


Tuesday, September 26, 2023

1 p.m.4 p.m.

IUPUI Campus Center - 420 University Blvd Indianapolis, IN 46202


Freshman through senior students are encouraged to attend the Intern Fair to meet recruiters, find their next internship opportunity, and learn what employers are looking for in an intern.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

11 a.m.1 p.m.

IUPUI Campus Center - 420 University Blvd Indianapolis, IN 46202


Celebrate, recognize, and appreciate first-gen students at our fall 2023 celebration Come join us as we celebrate our IUPUI first-gen family!

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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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