First-Generation Student Programming

Did you know there are thousands of students at Arkansas Tech University who  the first in their family to attend college? While being the first to do anything can be a bit scary, going off to college is also a major life milestone.  Being a first-generation student is a very proud accomplishment! We recognize that you will face unique experiences as you begin this exciting journey. Thankfully, there are many resources here at TECH that can help you connect and thrive on campus. 

There are many ways to define the term "first-generation." At Arkansas Tech University we define first-generation students as those whose parents or legal guardian did not graduate from a four-year institution. First-generation students may be the very first person in their families to attend a four-year university, or they may have older siblings who have attended college.  First-generation students make up approximately one-third of our student body! We also have numerous faculty and staff who were first-generation college graduates!

Wheather you're a freshmen starting your college journey or a junior exploring career options, we are here to help you discover your path, take advantage of resources and come a college graduate. Because at Arkansas Tech University, Every Student Counts. 


First-Generation Student Institute


 Are you a high school junior or senior?  Will you be the first in your family to attend college? 
Click on the link above for more information about the out the First-Generation Student Institute on June 13-14, 2019! 



Student holding a #firstgenandproud sign


Check out all of the programming we offer for
First-Generation Students


Need help? Check out the services we have to help you succeed! 


Your Stories

Need a little motivation? Check out these success stories from your fellow first-gen students