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:
- Neither a parent or guardian or anyone else in your immediate family or household has either attended college or completed a college degree
- 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.
For a list of events for the rest of the Academic Year, click here.
These are highlights of past events in which First-Generation College Students at Bentley have been involved.
- Multicultural Center
- Financial Aid
- Career Services
- Library Services
- Academic Support Services, including:
- Counseling Center
- Health Center
- Wellness and Health Promotion
Ways to be Connected
For further information, contact:
- Luisanny Germosen Mejia, Class of 2020 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Professor Jackie Masloff (email@example.com), Lecturer, Computer Information Systems, or GA_FirstGen@bentley.edu
If you are interested in becoming a First-Generation Ally, sign up here.