First-Generation Student Celebration

As part of the nationwide festivities planned to mark the 52nd anniversary of the Higher Education Act, the second annual Truman First-Generation Student Celebration will take place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Student Union Building Activities Room.

The goals of this event are to connect with one another about first-generation student experiences, and demonstrate and develop a network of support and belonging for first-generation students across campus offices and programs.

Anyone who would like to attend this event should RSVP by Nov. 1. Students can RSVP here. Faculty and staff can RSVP here. Those who are not able to attend, but would like to stay in the loop about upcoming first-generation initiatives happening on campus can make that known by using the appropriate RSVP link above.

For questions about this event, suggestions for how to better support first-generation students on campus or a desire to get involved with this effort, email

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