The First-Generation Graduate Student Coalition (FGSC) is a new student organization committed to supporting and empowering first-generation college students who are now pursuing their graduate degrees at UVA through community building, professional development, and institutional visibility.
We define “first-generation” as a student who is first in his or her family to obtain a four-year bachelor’s degree. The FGSC is in the process of establishing an initial community, and we are interested in connecting with first-gen graduate students across the university to help us learn more about their experiences and needs. We look forward to working together to serve this community and provide meaningful opportunities for engagement in the future. To learn more about the FGSC or get involved, please email [email protected] to subscribe to our email list and follow @firstgengradsuva on Instagram to stay up to date on events and programming.