First Generation Advising Resources

If you are an Academic Advisor and looking to better support first-generation students, check out our recommendations and resources below.

When meeting with a first-generation student...

  • Help define college lingo and UGA-specific acronyms
  • Nurture their sense of belonging
  • Recognize that many first-generation students are juggling multiple responsibilities
  • Help them maintain connections with their family and community
  • Promote a growth mindset

Additional Resources (PDF)