The First in the Forest Program is intended to serve as a resource for all undergraduate students who are first in their families to attend an American college or university. Through this program, first generation college students will be invited to attend a pre-orientation program, monthly workshops, seminars, events, and service opportunities.


First in the Forest’s vision is to foster a nurturing environment for first-generation student growth and development.


First in the Forest’s mission is to empower first-generation students and advocate for student success by providing holistic developmental programing and building strong campus & community support systems.