First-Generation Dragons

Donations Received: $2,160 
Total Number of Donors: 16 
Goal: $1,000

First-Generation Dragons

Purpose: 

To assist in welcoming first-generation college students to Tiffin University, giving them a space to ask questions and receive peer support, and retain these students at Tiffin University for all four years.


Mission: 

To celebrate and recognize first-generation college students at Tiffin University, while assisting them throughout their four-year college journeys.  

Our definition of a First-Generation Dragon: “A student who has had neither parent nor caregiver attain a four-year baccalaureate degree” is described as a first-generation college student (Darling and Smith 204). Our definition includes the definition of Darling and Smith while adding that the student must be enrolled at Tiffin University.


Priorities:

  1. Welcome incoming first-generation college students to Tiffin University.
  2. Retain membership of first-generation dragons for all four years in order to support them on their collegiate journeys.
  3. Celebrate and recognize how amazing first-generation college students are for doing something no one in their families have yet accomplished.
  4. Being a support system for first-generation students here at Tiffin University by assisting them with their academic goals and their personal goals.

 

Membership:

This group is open to anyone who:

  1. Is enrolled full-time at Tiffin University (12 or more credit hours per semester)
  2. Needs support as a first-generation college student in order to get their questions answered and have the support of other Tiffin University students there for them
  3. Has a desire to meet other students who also identify as a first-generation college student on campus
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