Santa Clara University's First-Generation College Celebration
November 8

Santa Clara University FGCC

2019 First-Generation College Celebration

This year the LEAD Scholars Program will be hosting a few events to celebrate:

  • There will be a LEAD Outreach Table from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM for giveaways that include LEAD cupcakes, buttons, and stickers;
  • LEAD Scholars will receive tank-tops!
  • We will also have "I am the First" placards for any first-generation faculty or staff to post in their offices and an interest form for faculty and/or staff who are interested in having a book discussion on '33 Simple Strategies for Faculty: A Week-By-Week Resource for Teaching First-Year and First-Generation Students' by Lisa M. Nunn.
  • There will be a 'First-Generation College Students and Mental Health Panel' and luncheon that will take place for a discussion on the unique challenges and needs that first-gen students experience related to their mental well-being.
  • A Reflection-Hour Community Building will take place in the evening and will be a student-led discussion on being a first-gen student at SCU, hosted by our LEAD Council members and Finn Hall Residential Learning Community (one of nine residence halls at SCU).
  • A 'Celebrate First-Gen' event will conclude the days celebration with our LEAD Council and the Latinx Student Union co-hosting a wrap up to the days festivities. There will be activities, goodies, music, and fun!

Santa Clara University FGCC


The LEAD Scholars Program is for first-generation college students (students whose parents did not graduate from a 4-year college or university) focused on academic success and community engagement at Santa Clara University.

For the 2018 First-Generation College Celebration, the LEAD Scholars Program will host an on-campus event. They plan to have a table at Benson Memorial, from 11 AM-3 PM, distribute LEAD Scholar buttons, and "I'm First-Gen" placards for faculty and staff to display. They will also have an informational session that will include updates on the LEAD Scholars Program as well as a panel of first-generation college students, faculty and staff.  The panel will also include a highlight of a recent school-wide climate survey and opportunities for a Q & A from 12 PM-1 PM with two faculty members and five LEAD Scholars. Members of the community are invited to follow on Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter @sculeadscholars | #SCULEADScholars


Santa Clara University's LEAD Scholars Program