The First Generation Guild is a collaborative effort to support students who are first in their families to pursue higher education. 40% of UNO students are first generation students.
The group provides first generation students on campus a sense of community and welcome, academic support, support outside of the classroom (wellness, etc.) and celebrating their successes as a student.
The First Generation Guild partners with the Service Learning Academy and the Office of Civic and Social Responsibility to get those students out into the community to teach them that they can learn not only in the classroom but out within their own communities as well.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.