At Shenandoah, we have the resources you need to continue building on your successes.
What is a first-generation (first-gen) college student?
Shenandoah defines first-generation students as those whose parents did not complete a 4-year college or university degree.
Resources included with your tuition!
A Thrive Guide is an accountability partner who meets with students one-on-one to help them establish the skills needed to navigate college.
Global Citizenship Project
Apply in the fall for a chance to travel to a surprise international destination.
Clubs & Organizations
With over 70 student organizations, there’s something for everyone to get involved. Clubs and organizations are a great way to find a community and gain leadership skills.
From choosing a major, to writing a resume, to interviewing, Career & Professional Development (CPD) supports students while they are at Shenandoah and after graduation.
Whether a student needs extra help in a course or just need further clarification of key concepts, Shenandoah University offers peer-tutoring sessions free of charge.
Connect with other First-Gen Students
Shenandoah University has shown a dedication to providing targeted support for students and their families and is extending that targeted support to our community
of first-generation college students. Many first-generation college students struggle due to a lack of knowledge about the college experience, higher levels of guilt for leaving behind their family, lower levels of access to financial support, and/or an overall lack of support from their family members.
To help combat these challenges, Shen First-Gen hosts various events throughout the school year in an effort to connect first-generation students with valuable campus resources that will support and enrich their college experience.
Want to get involved?
Marshell Edney, Associate Director of Retention and Student Success