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First-Generation Network and Action Team 

Please join the First-Gen Network to share and receive information and resources that better support the first-generation experience at USD. This Network is open to the entire USD community whether you identify as first-gen college student or want to support this population at USD.

The First-Gen Action Team is a cross-divisional collaboration tasked with creating and sustaining campus-wide efforts to proactively engage and support USD's First-Generation college students while at USD and post-graduation. In addition, we strive to attain retention and graduation rates equal to, or greater than, the USD average.

The First-Gen Action Team will be meeting on the third Thursday of every month from 2:30-3:30 PM. These meetings are open to all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Please email to receive additional details for these meetings.

What does the "First-Generation" pin mean?

First-Generation PinThe "First Generation" pin serves as a symbol of pride for taking an important step toward successfully completing a higher education degree. Students, faculty, staff, and administrators who wear the pin identify as First-Gen College Student and embrace it as part of our USD experience.

Students, faculty, and staff who would like to obtain a First-Generation pin should contact Mariann Sanchez at  or stop by the SLP room 401.


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Please email with any questions you may have about the first-generation experience at USD.

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