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F1RSTGEN is a student led organization that thrives to encourage and support the first-generation student population here in West Texas A&M University. Our organization promotes academic success and retention among WT students by providing a family oriented environment where students feel comfortable to seek assistance and participate on various events on and off campus.

Our organization has participated and continues to participate on a variety of events on and off campus.

Events include:

  • Work-A-Thon
  • Shack-A-Thon
  • United Way Day of Caring & Youth Day
  • Relay for Life
  • Upward Bound Academic Saturdays
  • Fall Carnival
  • Festival Of Trees
  • Homecoming Parade and Tailgate

F1RSTGEN was recognized during the University Honors Banquet as the Outstanding Organization of the Year for 2017-2018.

Our organization was honored Most Creative Trunk at WT's Fall Carnival in 2017 and 2018.

Our organization placed 1st at the Festival of Trees in 2019.


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F1RSTGEN hosts multiple events thoughout the academic year. Below you will find some of the upcoming events we wil be hosting.

September 2, 2020: Virtual Kick Off Bash  
November 8, 2020: National First-Generation College Student Day Celebration  
April 15, 2021: Disney Night  

National First-Generation College Student Day

Dr. Wendler Letter to first-generation students