First Gen @ GMU

UNIV 100 (F1rst Gen Section)

University 100 is a small discussion-based, 1-credit transition course designed specifically for first-year students generally taken in the fall semester. Courses are designed to help first-year students develop college success skills, establish connections among peers and faculty, and learn about available campus resources. All courses are co-taught by a Faculty and upper-class Peer Advisor who work as a team to develop a syllabus, create lesson plans, and instruct the class. The course is open to all first-year students who may choose a general UNIV100 course or one for a specific population.

There are sections for students in the STEP program, the EIP program, and for all First Gen Students

The First LLC (Living Learning Community)

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are collaborative partnerships between academic departments, individual Mason faculty, housing and residence life staff, and the division of University Life. Students who enroll in an LLC take one or more classes together and live on campus as a group in the same residence hall. In addition to their common coursework, groups of students in LLCs interact with each other and their faculty or staff coordinators through numerous out-of-class programs and activities. LLC options exist for both first-year and upper-division undergraduate students who choose to live on campus.

The First LLC is a living learning community available to students who are first generation.

STEP (Student Transition Empowerment Program)

The Student Transition Empowerment Program (STEP) is an initiative in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) + Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Resources created to enhance the recruitment, engagement and retention of first generation college students accepted to George Mason University. Our mission is to empower students through academic skills, access to resources, community building, self-discovery, and the global citizenship needed to compete in today's college environment and beyond.

Program overview and eligibility requirements: