The DDCE First Generation Initiative is aimed at students who are the first in their families to attend or finish college. We are here to connect first-generation college students at UT with a robust support network comprised of prominent UT alumni, staff, faculty, and friends who were also the first generation in their families to attend and graduate from college.
The people in this network share their personal stories and experiences with students, thus serving as mentors, enabling students to gain inspiration and advice to navigate their own journeys at UT and beyond. Students are given opportunities to join the DDCE’s learning community – the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence (LCAE) – which provides wrap-around support for academic, professional, and personal development.
We want to make sure that all first-generation students at UT have the support network they need to make the most out of their UT experience so that they can access the same life-changing opportunities as their peers.