Co-curricular activities, sports, clubs and organizations, Greek Life and other campus activities and events are key to your success at SMU. They provide strong support networks for new and continuing students and help them build a sense of belonging.
Explore some first-generation-specific student organizations or consider joining another one of over 500 SMU organizations.
First-generation-specific student organizations
First-Generation Association (FGA) is an educational organization which exists to foster a community of people interested in all aspects of being a first-gen student. FGA connects first-generation students by: promoting academic resources, creating a community at SMU that welcomes students from different backgrounds, connecting and creating partnerships with other first-gen students in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. For more information, find and join FGA on SMU360.
First-Generation Law Student Association
First-Generation Law Student Association (FGLSA) is a student organization that is led by first-gen law students and for first-gen law students.
Who is a first-gen law student? A law student who is the first in their immediate family to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
FGLSA is focused on creating a community for first-generation law students. This organization will provide networking opportunities among members and alumni, give professional advice, and create social activities. For more information, find and join FGLSA on SMU 360.
Other SMU student organizations
Joining and leading a student organization is a key part of the Mustang experience, whether you're first-generation or not. Some of the benefits of campus involvement include:
- building community and making friends;
- exploring interests and finding passions;
- developing professional skills and talents;
- preparing for a career and life after graduation.