You won't want to miss out on having a GenFirst! faculty/staff mentor. No matter what class year you're in, or whether or not you already have a mentor or adviser, a mentor who, like you is also first-gen, is an incredible asset. To get started, check out our mentors, select your top four choices, and then complete the Choose a Mentor Request Form as soon as possible so that we can partner you with a mentor.
Meet our GenFirst! mentors
Get acquainted with your fellow Bucknellians who, like you, are first-gen students. First-gen ambassadors are available to give advice, be a mentor and — most importantly — a friend and ally.
Meet our GenFirst! ambassadors
Additional Opportunities for First-gen Students
Alpha Alpha Alpha — First-gen Honor Society
Alpha Alpha Alpha, or Tri-Alpha, is a national honor society for first-generation college students. Students can qualify for induction into Bucknell's chapter of Tri-Alpha if they will upon graduation become the first members of their immediate family to earn a bachelor's degree. Eligible inductees must also meet additional requirements for completed coursework and grade point average. Graduate students are also eligible for admission. For more information, contact:
Jenn Brown, Office of the Provost
GPA and credit requirements
Past sessions have featured the Office of Global & Off-Campus Education, the Center for Career Advancement and the Writing Center. We encourage students to suggest ideas for new topics they want to learn about.
The Weis Center for the Performing Arts
The Weis Center offers first-gen students complimentary tickets to select world-class performances.
The Samek Art Museum’s Storming the Museum event provides an opportunity to socialize with other first-gens, enjoy light refreshments, and engage art provocatively and with a critical lens.