It can be intimidating for first-gen students to navigate their way in higher education, and we're excited that you've chosen to take this next step at UNK. You're not alone! Nearly 40% of your peers at UNK are first generation, and many staff and faculty are, too.

The First Gen leadership team is dedicated to connecting students with the resources they need to succeed, and providing events that help students, staff, and faculty connect, working together to overcome challenges.

Contact Aaron Estes if you’re interested in joining the First Gen Lopers student organization. You can also check out the First Gen Lopers Instagram page.

First Gen Events

Dado Castillo

I am a first-generation student and UNK makes it easy to get the help you need. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is the biggest reason I am here with their support and a scholarship. Professors have your best interest and the education is amazing. It is a smooth transition when you come here and find a second home

Dado Castillo

History Education Major