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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 the Two One Seven (217 Funkhouser).

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.

1G News

Robinson Scholars with Judge Combs
Robinson Scholars Hosted by Appeals Court Judge Sara Combs

Several Robinson Scholars recently visited Kentucky Appeals Court Justice Sara Combs, where they were dinner guests at her home and got to discuss a range of issues from the nature of the Appeals...

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First Gen Students Network with UK Faculty, Staff

When the residents of the First Generation Living Learning Community (1GLLC), Robinson Scholars Program and First Scholars Program gathered for dinner with first generation faculty and staff last...

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First Generation Students "seeblue." in London

When N'Deyah Belle, Brandon King and Abel Rodriguez first set foot on the University of Kentucky campus, they had one thing in common: they were each the first person in their families to go to...

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