For students who are the first in their family to attend college, support and resources are available to ensure a successful experience.
MSU’s College of Engineering's First-generation Student Initiatives is committed to empowering and assisting students who are the first in their families to pursue higher education. Recognizing the unique strengths and challenges of first-generation college students, the program aims to create an inclusive and supportive environment that fosters academic, personal, and professional success. The program offers a range of resources, mentorship opportunities, and tailored support services; while also collaborating with the staff and faculty within the College of Engineering who are committed to supporting first-generation students on their academic and professional journey. Our goal is to create a community of support for all first-generation Spartan Engineers.
Michigan State University defines first-generation as a student whose parents did not complete a four-year degree. More than 1 in 5 MSU students are first-generation college students, along with many faculty and staff on campus.
Visit Spartan Family Connections for more information on helping students succeed while navigating life at MSU.