The Gen 1 Program at Penn State Greater Allegheny is designed to provide support for students who are the first in their families to attend college. We understand that the journey of a first-generation college student can be overwhelming and challenging, but we are here to help you navigate through it with ease.
As a trailblazer, you possess all the necessary qualities to succeed in college. We aim to equip you with the tools and resources you need to achieve academic success and pursue your dreams. Our program provides a supportive community that understands the unique challenges you may face as a first-generation college student. We offer a range of services and resources to help you with everything from academic advising to financial aid and career counseling.
We believe that a successful college experience involves more than just academic achievements. Therefore, we also offer a range of extracurricular activities to help you build social connections and become an active member of the Penn State Greater Allegheny community.