First Generation Community

About the 1GS LLC

The First-Generation Scholars Living Learning Community is a residential experience designed to support first-generation college students and assist them with their transition from high school into college life at UK. Academic success and enhanced sense of belonging are promoted through a connected course with their peers, increased faculty and staff interaction, as well as intentional programming efforts that include cultural enrichment experiences, social interactions and community service involvement.     .

Student Profile

The First-Generation Scholars Living Learning Community (1GS LLC) is looking for students who are first-generation college students (i.e., neither parent or guardian has earned a Bachelor's degree). All academic majors and interests are welcomed.

Learning Outcomes

Through participation in the 1GS LLC, a student will develop the following:

  1. Identify and utilize campus resources that aid in the transition from high school into college life.
  2. Form social support network with peers that assist students in their ability to cope with academic and social stresses.
  3. Assist students in actively engaging in self-awareness and increase the student’s ability to self-advocate with faculty and staff in regards to academic and financial needs.

 

Location

All students who participate in the 1GS LLC will reside in Baldwin Hall.

Connected Courses

Students who participate in the 1GS LLC are required to enroll in the following courses:

1st Year Participants:

Fall:
UK 101-Academic Orientation (1Credit Hour)

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2nd Year Participants:
Fall and Spring: EXP 396: Second Year Leadership Experience (2 credit hours per semester)