There are SMU-specific and national resources available to support you and other first-generation college students.
Discover, contribute to, and engage these resources for yourself.
Come Chat With Us
Meet with the Director of the First-Gen Initiative for academic counseling, scholarship exploration, campus resource awareness, friendly chats, conflict coaching, processing difficult situations, becoming fearless, or anything else.
Set up a one-to-one consultation with our Financial Literacy Specialist. They can provide you with information to help you make informed financial decisions. Feel free to visit the financial literacy site for resources too!
Explore the resources below and throughout the site to better understand the first-generation student experience, engage with research and data, identify support strategies, and explore why advancing first-generation student success is a desirable outcome.