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First Generation Initiatives

Being 1G

Being a first generation (1G) college student means neither of your parents earned a Bachelor's degree, regardless of siblings and other relatives. The Office of First Generation Initiatives was created in 2011 by the Provost to lead campus wide efforts to recruit, retain and graduate more first generation students at the University of Kentucky. We are housed in 109 Miller Hall.

The First Generation Living Learning Community applications are available for 2017-18. You can apply in the housing application at myUK. For more information visit
If you have already applied for housing and want to add this to your application, please contact Martina Martin at (859) 257-3532 or


Research Resource

A guide to the research literature and other sources of information about first generation college students with a focus on four-year undergraduate and graduate school experiences.