The transition from high school to college can be challenging for anyone, but it's especially difficult for first-generation students. Many first generation students struggle to navigate the complexities of a college campus and face more barriers when adjusting to their new surroundings. At UCI, we are committed to providing opportunities and resources to help first generation students thrive.
While there are many areas of campus that support our first generation students, today we ask for your support of two areas that directly provide resources for these deserving students: UCI Student Support Services and the UCI Chancellors Club.
Student Support Services
Housed in the Division of Undergraduate Education, Student Support Services gives students like her the resources they need to get the most from their college experience. The Student Support Services office helps first-generation students successfully transition to UCI by providing drop-in counseling and advising; weekly workshops on academic and social opportunities; scholarships; and summer academic programs for incoming students.
The Chancellor’s Club is a community of UC Irvine alumni, parents, faculty and friends who care deeply about this university and who have made a commitment to invest in its greatest needs. Established in 1972 by founding Chancellor, Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr, the purpose of Chancellor’s Club gifts are to support first generation undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships and other areas of critical need as determined by the Chancellor. Support from Chancellor’s Club donors fuel our university’s excellence in academics, research and community service. In recognition of their steadfast generosity, Chancellor's Club donors enjoy a special relationship with campus leaders and receive invitations to events designed just for them.
Thanks to the Godfrey and Shelton Families, all gifts made to the First Generation Student Success programs on Giving Day will be matched dollar for dollar, up to the first $9,000.
Thanks to the Tsao Family, help us meet the challenge of unlocking a generous $3,000 gift for First Generation Student Support Programs by being one of the first 50 gifts made today!