The UCI School of Humanities offers several opportunities for first-generation students to succeed in their first year — and beyond — as students and scholars. The school is committed to the educational and professional development of its students with several programs devoted to fostering community, belonging, success and expression among its first-generation students. Explore the many resources and stories of the first-generation experience below.

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Pathways to Success

Scott Lerner highlights how the School of Humanities builds community, belonging and success among its first-gen students.

The Humanities Mentoring Program
Peer Mentor Program

The Peer Mentor Program helps provide new freshpeople a trouble-free start to life in the Humanities at UCI

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Faculty Leaders and Allies

Connect with first-gen faculty

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UCI First Generation Initiative

Stay up to date with First Generation programs, whether you are a student, staff, faculty, alumni, or community member