UND 1stG links first-generation college students — those whose parents do not have four-year college degrees — with faculty, administrators and staff who were themselves first-generation college students.
Being among the first in your family to attend a four-year college brings with it a special set of needs and challenges. UND 1stG faculty understand those challenges, and can help first-generation students build the relationships that are central to a positive and successful college experience.
UND 1stG Information
How many 1stG students are there at UND?
There are over 1,200 undergraduate first generation students across all colleges at UND. Based on our most recent data, about 13% of UND's undergraduate student body is 1stG.
How do you find UND 1stG faculty, administrators, and staff?
You can identify UND 1stG faculty, administrators, and staff by the UND 1stG logo on their office doors. Or, you can find a list of UND 1stG faculty, administrators, and staff!
How do I get more information?
If you would like to be notified of UND 1stG events, please email karyn.plumm@UND.edu to be added to the UND 1stG mailing list. You can also like us on Facebook @UND1stG or follow us on Twitter @UND1stG!
1stG Student Group
UND students are in the process of forming a student group just for first generation college students! If you are interested in joining, please contact Success Coaches Mary Feller (mary.feller@UND.edu, 701.777.4024) or Alma Pierce (alma.pierce@UND.edu, 701.777.4083).
UND 1stG Resources
UND has a number of resources on campus to help you navigate the University system, classes, and campus life. We're working on compiling a full list, but here are a few to get started. In the meantime, if you have questions, just ask, we're happy to assist!
TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. Over 850,000 low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities — from sixth grade through college graduation — are served by more than 2,800 programs nationally. TRIO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention. TRIO programs provide direct support services for students, and relevant training for directors and staff.
The Writing Center is a place for students, faculty,and staff to talk about their work in progress with a writing consultant.
The mission of the Peer Mentor program in the College of Arts & Sciences at UND is to help students set and attain academic, personal, social, and career goals by offering a peer perspective. Peer mentors serve as role models for persistence and success when representing the College and University to prospective students. They also help new students acclimate to college life and support students in the College of Arts & Sciences through advising and mentoring.
The Student Success Center is here to help you succeed. Take advantage of their advisement, tutoring and learning services.
Got a question about your bill? Want to add or drop a class? Need to check your degree progress? One-Stop Student Services is the solution! One-Stop combines most payment, financial aid, personal information and degree-related functions into a single, convenient location. You can access One-Stop right here online, by phone or in person on the first floor of the Memorial Union.