Join us for 2021 First-Gen Week!

Join the First-Gen+ Center from Nov. 8th – Nov. 15th for First-Gen Week. We will be celebrating, centering, and empowering our first-generation Patriots! We have a host of events celebrating our first-generation college students here at Mason. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to all events as we center the narratives and experiences of our […]

Apply Now! Undocumented Scholars Award

The First Gen Next Gen Scholarship, made possible by the First Gen Next Gen Fund, was established in 2016 through student advocacy and a consortium of donors in order to provide educational programming, scholarships, and emergency assistance to students whose immigration status might otherwise hinder them from accessing higher education. As we continue to increase […]

Mason Receives First-Gen Forward Designation

Lex Lewis-Semien (she/her) Assistant Director, Student Access and Equity Center for Culture, Equity, and Empowerment alewisse@gmu.edu Deana Waintraub Staffor Associate Director, Center for First-generation Student Success First-genForward@naspa.org George Mason University Receives First-gen Forward Designation; National Honor for Commitment to First-generation Student Success FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (March 1st, 2021) – The Center for First-generation Student Success, an […]

In Response to SCOTUS Decision on DACA

June 18, 2020 Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision to uphold the decision to maintain DeferredbAction for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which provides work permits and protection from deportation for close to 700,000 DACA recipients in the United States. We are very happy about this decision and acknowledge that even in […]