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First-Generation College Students @ Bentley

The definition of a first generation college student differs from campus to campus. The First Generation Task Force created a Bentley definition that allows students, faculty, and staff to self identify based on one or both of the following criteria:

  1. Neither a parent or guardian or anyone else in your immediate family or household has either attended college or completed a college degree
  2. You are the first in your family/household to go to college.

Mission of the First-Generation Task Force:

Support: Advising the first-generation community and helping them with access to resources  

Engage: Develop opportunities for the first-generation community to interact with each other

Belong: Creating an inclusive environment that embraces the first-generation community

Succeed: Instilling confidence in the first-generation community so that they can thrive while achieving their full potential

Celebrate: Recognizing accomplishments and contributions from the first-generation community inside and outside the classroom

Our goal is to contribute to the persistence of first-generation students by helping them navigate through and utilize the many services and programs provided by the university that will help them thrive and enable their social and academic well-being.

Upcoming Events

For a list of events for the rest of the Academic Year, click here.

BEN1GEN Highlights

These are highlights of past events in which First-Generation College Students at Bentley have been involved.

Resources

Ways to be Connected

Bentley First Gen LogoContact Information

For further information, contact:

  • Luisanny Germosen Mejia, Class of 2020 (germose_luis@bentley.edu)
  • Professor Jackie Masloff (jmasloff@bentley.edu), Lecturer, Computer Information Systems, or GA_FirstGen@bentley.edu 

If you are interested in becoming a First-Generation Ally, sign up here.