About Us

What does it mean to be First Gen?

Being a first-generation (1G) college student means neither of your parents earned a Bachelor's degree, regardless of siblings and other relatives. First-Generation Student Advising, formally 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.


If you are or have been displaced from your family of origin, former foster youth, orphan, have been a ward of the state, adopted, homeless, or an independent student, then you quality for EMBRACE. This program provides support, resources and financial incentives to complete your degree at the University of Kentucky.