There’s Something Special About Being First
What does being first-generation mean?
Being a first-generation college student is commonly defined as a student whose parent/guardian has not attended a four-year college or university to attain a bachelor’s degree. We understand that this definition may not fully account for the rich diversity of first-generation college students. At Susquehanna, we welcome students who self-identify as first-generation as it pertains to their own experience.
Susquehanna University has been recognized by UStrive for excellence in student opportunity and success. The university prioritizes academic excellence, enhancing educational experiences and opportunities for its diverse community. Access is supported through financial, academic and social aid at the core of the campus. Susquehanna stands as a future-ready institution, guiding students to forge unique paths and reach their full potential. With a focus on intellectual development, active learning and global citizenship, the university empowers graduates for successful and meaningful lives.
Annual First-Generation College Celebration Day, November 8
In 2017, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Center for First-Generation Student Success launched the inaugural First-Generation College Celebration! On November 8, colleges and universities celebrate the success of first-generation college students, faculty and staff.