Welcome to the 1GEN Student Success Program

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Want to get involved? Email 1gen@acu.edu for more information. 

Creating a Legacy

Will you be the first in your family to earn a college degree? Abilene Christian University is pleased to welcome you as the first, or among the first in your family to attend college. Being a first-generation college student is a proud accomplishment. College is an experience characterized by change and challenges. Student success is dependent on whether or not a student has a strong support system in place. The 1GEN Program helps ensure success for students who will be the first in their family to obtain a four year degree. ACU is proud of its first generation students and is committed to their success both in and out of school. 

The 1GEN Experience

1GEN helps these students adjust to the college experience by offering a variety of opportunities and resources, from workshops to social activities. New freshmen and transfer students are invited to get involved and use the resources and opportunities 1GEN offers. There is no formal membership to be involved in the program. Students are encouraged to get involved during their freshman year and continue to utilize the opportunities provided by 1GEN throughout their time in college.

How 1GEN can help you:

  • Helping with Transition
  • Navigating College
  • Building Community
  • Getting and Staying Connected
  • Promoting Self-advocacy
  • Thriving