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Celebrating First-Generation Students

Being the first person in your family to attend college is a badge of honor, and UofSC is ready to celebrate you and your successes.

2022 First-Generation Celebration Week Events



General Election Day- No Classes

National First-Generation Day




First-Generation Student Organization

The goal of First-Generation Student Organization (FGS) is to connect first-generation college students at the University of South Carolina with each other, with faculty and staff, and with community leaders. It also aims to raise awareness of resources that may be helpful to these students, as well as to set and meet a fundraising goal each year, with the money raised going to a charity chosen by the student organization that promotes higher education. 

Alpha Alpha Alpha (First-Generation Honor Society)

Alpha Alpha Alpha is the National Honor Society for first-generation college students.  The Alpha Psi Chapter on the University of South Carolina was founded in Fall 2020. 

UofSC first-generation celebration info

Keep a lookout for an exciting calendar of events every November!

First-Gen Lounge podcast

Listen to stories from other first-gen grads in a variety of fields.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.