Proud to Be First
At NYU, we use the term "first-generation" or "first-gen" to refer to students who are first in their immediate family to attend college in the US. At CAS, Proud to Be First seeks to engage and support students who self-identify as first-generation college students. The program is designed to support first-generation students in making a successful transition to CAS and NYU while cultivating investment and engagement in the College and University communities. These goals are accomplished by helping students to create supportive networks, establish personal and academic goals, get connected to campus resources and services, and meet other first-generation students, faculty, and staff.