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First Forward

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Higher education can be intimidating, especially for students whose parents did not experience it for themselves: That is why First Forward exists. First Forward brings together members of the Drexel community who are working to ensure that first-generation college students are supported and recognized for the unique insights and experiences that they bring with them to campus.

Drexel University defines first-generation college students as those whose parents do not have a four-year college degree. First Forward provides resources for first-generation students and their families, and hosts events throughout the year. Make sure to check out our stories to see how first generation students, alumni, faculty, and staff navigated the higher education experience.

To get involved with First Forward, contact or like our Facebook page.