Promoting Awareness of First Gen Students
and Community Members

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Visibility Campaign

You can't really tell whether someone is first generation college by looking at them. This can lead first generation college students to wonder if they are the only ones here and whether there are others at UCSF who understand what it means to come from this background. First Generation Support Services aims to bring visibility to this otherwise invisible community at UCSF. Watch for new posters and digital signage throughout the campus this fall! 

Read UCSF's story!


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Proud to Be FG2C

First Generation Support Services offers these "Proud To Be FG2C" lapel pins to all UCSF First Generation 2 College students, faculty, residents, postdocs, and fellows, who are enouraged to wear or display them as a symbol of their accomplishment as academic pioneers and as a signal to other first gens that they are not alone. Please contact our office to request a lapel pin.

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First Gen Virtual Backgrounds

Download a First Generation virtual Zoom background.

National First Gen Celebration Video

First Gen Video 2020 from UCSF ETS on Vimeo.