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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

UC Santa Cruz is joining in the systemwide first-gen initiative in an effort to support, connect, and bring visibility to first-generation undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty.

“Our goal is to create a welcoming and supportive campus environment for all of our students,” said Chancellor Blumenthal. “It’s critical for us to address the challenges our first-gen students face and provide better opportunities for their success. As a first-gen myself, I understand how difficult the transition can be for incoming and transfer students.”

Faculty, professional staff and graduate students are invited to participate in the campaign. Those who are the first in their generation to obtain a 4-year college or university degree can sign up to receive a first-gen college grad t-shirt.

Faculty, professional staff, and graduate students who are not first-generation, but want to support the campaign can sign up to receive a first-gen supporter button.

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