WHERE WE CAN
"CONNECT, EMPOWER, & GROW TOGETHER."
Welcome to the National Leadership Society of First Generation College Students, a.k.a. FirstGen Society where we celebrate first generation college students and graduates all year round!
First generation college students will be able to join online or through their Student Club, Collegiate Chapter, or Professional Chapter.
Membership is open to high school and college students who are preparing to be the first or currently are the first in their families to go to college. First generation college student alumni can also join.
Celebrate and take pride in being a first generation college student or graduate! After all, you are the first!
At the National Leadership Society of First Generation College Students, a.k.a., FirstGen Society, we are proud to show our pride and spirit.
PARTNER WITH US
Partnerships are a collaborative effort that offer organizations to work together towards a shared goal. FirstGen Society offers several partnership opportunities where we can help support your mission. Interested in working with us?
What is the National Leadership Society of First Generation College Students, a.k.a. FirstGen Society?
FirstGen Society is a national social organization dedicated specifically for first generation college students and alumni that provides its members with support, leadership development, and lifelong fellowship and community through its Student Clubs, Collegiate Chapters, and Professional Chapters.
What is the purpose of FirstGen Society?
The purpose of FirstGen Society is to connect, celebrate, empower, build confidence and leadership, and inspire personal growth and action for first generation college students and alumni to reach their personal goals as well as reach academic and professional excellence together through lifelong fellowship and friendship.
What does it mean to be a FirstGen Society member?
Being a member of FirstGen Society means belonging to a unique network and community of people who share your pride and purpose of being a first generation college student. As a member, you are part of a lifelong fellowship and friendship that is committed to supporting each other, where members can connect, empower one another, and grow together throughout their collegiate journeys and career paths. Membership provides access to benefits including exclusive discounts, events, content, and more.
Who is eligible for membership?
FirstGen Society membership is open to high school students and college students who are preparing to be or who currently are the first in their families to go to college. In addition, membership is open to first generation college student alumni who have recently graduated or who are in their early, mid, or senior career stages. Though FirstGen Society focuses on first generation college students and alumni, membership is also open to anyone who expresses an interest and would like to join and support the mission of FirstGen Society.
Members can join at different member grades based on their current status (high school student, college student, or alumnus) and may elevate to the next member grade when appropriate. For more information, visit Member Grades & Elevation.
What are the benefits of joining FirsGen Society?
There are many benefits to joining the National Leadership Society of First Generation College Students, a.k.a., FirstGen Society.
By joining FirstGen Society, members will be part of a unique network and lifelong fellowship that connects and unites first generation college students and alumni together through organized chapters and clubs.
Members will have access to social and leadership opportunities where they can engage, network, and support each other.
In addition, members will have access to exclusive member discounts, recognition opportunities, social and educational events, content, and more. To see benefits at a glance, visit Benefits of Your Membership for a list of member benefits and services FirstGen Society aims to provide its members.
How do I join?
Anyone interested in joining membership can join through our Join the Mission page. Active membership is immediate upon joining membership.
At this time, we are currently building our Founding Member base and are recruiting first generation college students and alumni who are interested in becoming a Founding Member of FirstGen Society.
Prospective members may join online directly through our website or join through their school's club or chapter.
For general information on membership, visit How Membership Works.
What is the cost of membership?
Membership dues vary based on the member grades. Currently, we are offering a one-time membership dues for Founding Members for a limited time.
Founding Members will hold a lifetime membership with FirstGen Society. For more information on the one-time founding membership dues, visit Join the Mission.
What is a Founding Member of FirstGen Society?
Founding Members of FirstGen Society are a unique member grade because they are the first set of members to help establish and build the foundation of FirstGen Society. They are lifetime members and hold a special designation of membership.
How do I become a Founding Member?
High school students who plan to become the first in their families to attend college, current first generation college students who are actively attending college, or first-gen students who have graduated college are welcome and are encouraged to join as a Founding Member.
You may join FirstGen Society by visiting Join the Mission to become a Founding Member and learn more.
Is there be a FirstGen Society Store?
Yes. Members can now shop and purchase accessories and apparel to show off their pride as a FirstGen Society member at our FirstGen Society Store.
How do I start or join a chapter or club?
If you are interested and would like to start and host a new chapter or club at your school or community, please complete and submit the form called Partner with Us: Start a Club or Chapter so we can learn how we can work together.
For general information that explains our chapters and clubs see How Membership Works.
What is the refund policy for membership?
Your member experience is our highest priority. If for any reason, you are dissatisfied with your membership or feel your membership is not a good fit for you, we understand.
The National Leadership Society of First Generation College Students offers a full refund of membership within 30 days from initial payment. During this 30-day period, members will still have the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of membership.
For refunds, members will need to request a refund in writing and submit the written request to [email protected] or through our Contact Us page. Please indicate the reason for requesting a refund so that we can better learn and improve on our membership experience.
After 30 days, the refund period expires. The refund policy is stated within our Terms & Conditions which is available publicly on our website.
How does FirstGen Society use and protect my personal data?
At FirstGen Society we respect and protect the privacy of our members.
Visit our Privacy Policies to learn more about how we use your personal information and our overall privacy practices.
How can I partner with FirstGen Society?
FirstGen Society welcomes the opportunity to work with other institutions and organizations that serve first generation college students so that we can align and raise more awareness of existing services and resources available to the first generation college student community. Additionally, we welcome the opportunity to work with third party brands where we can provide value-added benefits and help expand visibility of these brands to our members.
Visit Partner With Us to learn more about the different partnership opportunities we welcome.