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First Generation Initiatives

Proud to be SMC First Gen!

First Gen

Welcome SMC First Generation College Students!


Who are first generation college students?

  • No parent in the household has a bachelor's degree from the U.S. 
  • Students will be the first in their family to attend college (younger siblings of older college-going siblings are still considered first-gen).

 For more info, visit Defining First Generation.

Share Your Story: Tell us more about how amazing you are!

First Gen Directory: Find out more about SMC staff and faculty who were also first generation college students!

First Gen Extravaganzas 2022


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