First Generation

For students who identify as First Generation college students in their family, our SBS Academic Fellows program and the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) are important programs. Details about AFP, CMASS, and additional resources can be accessed below.

SBS in DC Info Sessions & Office Hours!

Are you curious to learn more about SBS in DC? We invite you to come to an info session or drop by our office hours to learn more about this program for SBS Sophomores and Juniors (and Dec 2022 grads). …

By Rebecca Bell
Rebecca Bell Associate Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS Rebecca Bell
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The ABCs of Resilience with Ginny Chandler: UMass Dignity and Respect in Action, The Podcast

Dr. Genevieve “Ginny” Chandler’s research and work focuses on resilience, which she defines as “recognizing your internal and external supports to manage stress.” She joins UMass Dignity and Respect in Action to talk about her concept of resilience and how …

By Adrian Grace
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Learn the History of Our Cultural Centers

Featuring: CMASS

See the timeline of historical events that contributed to the creation of cultural centers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst beginning in 1968.

The project, which began in 2018, seeks to equip interested undergraduate students with the skills …

By Adrian Grace
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Students who are the first in their family to attend a college or university work hard to get there, and …

These texts explore the unique challenges of those students who identify as “first-gen,” i.e., those whose parents do not have …