First-Generation Mentoring Program

A woman advises a female student in her office.

Are you first in your family to attend a four-year college?

You're not alone. Almost 1 in 4 undergraduate students at the University of Arkansas are first-gen. Many of our faculty members, including Chancellor Joe Steinmetz, are first-gen as well.

Are you a bit nervous about learning the ins and outs of campus life? We've got your back with the First-Gen Mentoring Program. We'll pair you with a faculty member who will meet with you, answer your questions and offer tips to help you succeed.

Students, you don't need to be in honors to participate!  

Register now! »

Faculty, thanks for helping first-gen students!  

Sign up to mentor! »

Male student is singing/performing with mic.

"Dr. Thompson would give me tips on time management and how to perform and still maintain the grades. He's just a real cool dude." 

— Dekarius Dawson, vocal performance
Video :  Meet Dekarius and mentor Tim Thompson

Questions? Contact Xochitl Delgado Solorzano at or (479) 575-3874.