F1RSTGEN: Support for First-Generation Students


F1RSTGEN is a student-led organization who works to encourage and support first-generation college students at West Texas A&M University. Currently, 46% of the student population identifes as first-generation college students. Our organization promotes the academic success and retention among these students by providing a family oriented environment where students feel comfortable in seeking assistance, celebrating being first-generation, and participating in events on and off campus.



NEWS: WT Named to Select National Group Advancing First-Generation Student Success

First-Gen Forward

In 2022, through efforts being pushed by F1RSTGEN, West Texas A&M University formed part of the 2022-2023 First-Gen Forward Cohort through the Center for First-Generation Student Success. This distignation helps WT receive professional development, community-building experiences, and a first look at the Center’s research and resources. WT has the opportunity to meet with universitities nationwide to brainstorm and adapt new innovative ways to assist first-generation college students. 

BLOG: A Student-Led Organization at West Texas A&M University Created by Students, For Students

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Dr. George Pacheco
Associate Professor of Communication, F1RSTGEN Advisor
(806) 651-4022
Jonathan Cordova
Program Coordinator for Study Abroad and Nationally Competitive Scholarships, F1RSTGEN Advisor
(806) 651-2587