First Generation Support Group

Stay tuned for 2023 offerings!

We are creating space for first-generation college students to come together and engage with peers who may have shared experiences. In this space individuals will be able to share, reflect, and explore their experiences attending a 4-year institution and receive support around unique challenges first-generation college students may encounter. Working toward a college degree and becoming a member of a college community is often very exciting. It can also bring about new challenges in terms of one’s emotional and mental wellbeing and in navigating new environments and relationships. Come join this group and help cultivate a place to address together the experience of being one of the first in your family to attend college. We look forward to seeing you there! 

This support group is free and no registration is required. There is no paperwork to fill out, no formal intake, and no appointment needed. Students are encouraged to come and talk about whatever is important to them. 

*The definition of a first-generation college student varies, however, a broad definition is a student whose parent(s) have not completed a college degree and/or an individual whose family has little to no collegiate history.

Please note that the First Gen Support Group is not a substitute for counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment. It is not intended for crises or mental health emergencies.

Contact Us

503-352-2191 | counselingcenter@pacificu.edu

SCC 24/7 Support & Crisis Line: 503-352-2999