First Generation Students
First-generation college students are celebrated and embraced at SUNY Geneseo. If you identify as a first-generation student, you should be proud of your accomplishment. And you're not alone! More than a quarter of the students who started at Geneseo in Fall 2022 are first-generation students.
First Generation Student: Kaaden Sherwood '26
First Generation Student: Wrileigh Bacon '26
The student experience: Study abroad
First-Generation Student Syndou Cisse '22 is Honored with SUNY Award
First-Generation Student Focus
- Center for Integrative Learning
The Center for Integrative Learning, located in 217 Erwin Hall, helps students, faculty and staff across all disciplines work towards social impact through a process of integrative inquiry, application of knowledge/skills, and metacognition.
- The Office of Accessibility Services
The Office of Accessibility Services, located in 22 Erwin Hall, supports students with disabilities with reasonable accommodations and support aids and services in order to provide equal access to the learning environment.
- The Office of Diversity and Equity
The Office of Diversity and Equity, located in 303 Doty Hall, is committed to sustaining and expanding the diversity of the Geneseo community and to making equity for all members of our diverse community a measure of our success.
- The Office of Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid helps students and families navigate federal and state financial aid at every stage of the process, from application to graduation. Located in 104 Erwin Hall, the office also provides counseling on budgeting, eligibility criteria, financial aid for study abroad, loans, and available aid programs.
- Student Health and Counseling
Health and Counseling, located in the Lauderdale Health Center, supports the health and wellbeing of students in a welcoming and safe environment for all students. Services include comprehensive medical treatment and mental health support for all students.
The programs and experiences below will help you adjust to life at Geneseo and make the most out of your time on campus.
- Geneseo Opportunities for Leadership Development
The Geneseo Opportunities for Leadership Development program provides an extensive series of personal development programs, institutes, leadership certificates, service learning, volunteer work, and active engagement in college and community life.
- Geneseo Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellowship
The Geneseo Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellowship allows students to participate in summer research projects with faculty, including grants for research and travel to present at conferences, assistantships, and summer fellowships.
- McNair Scholars Program
The McNair Scholars Program encourages the pursuit of doctoral study by providing students with opportunities to engage in research-intensive experiences. Students are given mentoring and support throughout their experience, including funding to support student research work.
- Center for Career Design
The Center for Career Design provides students with personalized support to identify skills, values, and interests, as well as the relationship of those skills to various majors and careers. It also assists students with employment or graduate school search and the application process.
- Study Abroad
Study Abroad connects students interested in studying overseas with numerous opportunities around the world. Their offices provide resources, advice, support through the application process, pre-departure orientation, advice and assistance while overseas, and post-return support. For more information, please visit the study abroad website or study abroad's first-gen page.