The 1stGen@Iowa initiative was created by the University of Iowa First-Generation Task Force, which focuses on the role that UI faculty and staff have in first-generation students' success.
The 1stGen@Iowa initiative seeks to inform and educate the campus community, provide resources and strategies to support first-generation students in their academic and career endeavors, and celebrate first-generation students in their journeys to succeed at the University of Iowa.
of UI undergrads identify as first-gen (approx)
of new first year students in the Class of 2027 identify as first-gen (approx 1,035 students)
Of Dec. 2023 graduating undergrads identify as first-gen
Iowa is where great stories begin for first-gen college students.
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First-Gen Forward Institution
Where does this designation come from and what does it mean for the University of Iowa?
The University of Iowa is moving First-Gen Forward...
...by working to become the institution of choice for first-generation students in the state of Iowa.