On Thursday, September 10, the First-Generation Organization (FGO) hosted its first event of the semester, welcoming first-generation students new and old. Read on to learn more about how we (FGO) can better support you.
This event allowed students to learn about resources created especially for them. We were very fortunate have Taylor Turner, a representative from the office of First-Generation Student Success, Daniel Baddell, the director of First-Generation Affairs, and Aaron Arriaga and Mombo Ngu, programming directors for the First-Generation Leadership Program come speak at our event.
The FGO executive board believes that this event set the tone for what our organization is hoping to do this year. We were very happy with the turnout and believe that it was truly beneficial for students to hear from these individuals. FGO plans to continue putting together events and general body meetings that give students an opportunity to learn about resources on campus, further their professional development, and find a group of people who quite simply understand them.
If you are a first-generation student looking for an organization on campus that has both a professional and social aspect, we invite you to attend our first general body meeting of the semester on September 23 for the chance to get to know us and what we are all about. I also encourage everyone to like our Facebook page (@FirstGenerationOrganization) or follow us on Instagram (@uf_firstgen) so you can stay up to date on what we are working on and learn about opportunities for first-generation gators.
Finally, we want to thank everyone who attended our event and we hope to see you all again soon!