Erica Mosca, who founded the nonprofit Leaders in Training to mentor first-generation and low-income students through high school and college.

Welcome

First to go to college is an honor held by many UNLV students, faculty, staff, and leaders at UNLV. We celebrate our first-generation family as they are an important part of the very fabric that is UNLV!

First-generation faculty and students face many of the same challenges including being unfamiliar with the new environment, difficulty accessing resources, and making networking connections for collaborative opportunities. The Intersection helps new faculty and students acclimate to our campus.

Events

  • February 12, 2021 @ 12:00 noon Learn about the creative ways UNLV has helped to celebrate and support first generation students during the first annual First Generation Celebration Week of 2020.  Join us to hear how you can...

  • In collaboration with The Intersection at UNLV, Dr. Margarita Huerta is pleased to present an academic writing series of 30-minute sessions: The WRITE Corner. Each session will be followed by an optional 30 minutes where...

  • Join UNLV faculty and local community health care expert  professionals in a candid conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine. Topics The Federal, State, & UNLV Roll Out Hesitancy Among POC Facts vs Fiction And Much More...

First-Gen-Connect

First-Gen Connect is a free conference for first-generation college students and their parents or guardians.

UNLV Groundbreakers Podcast: Breaking new ground and making our mark.

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News

Portrait of Theresa Boucher is the 2020 Classified Employee of the Year recipient.
Jan. 27, 2021
Theresa Boucher, the top 2020 Classified Employee of the Year, keeps her dean's office running while mentoring first-gen students.
Students walking on campus on sunny day
Nov. 24, 2020
The 2020 CollegeNet Social Mobility Index places UNLV in the top 10% of universities nationwide.
Simon in front of a row of books
Nov. 17, 2020
First-generation student Simon Lamsal traveled from Kathmandu, Nepal, to find his home as a UNLV student leader.
Nov. 13, 2020
UNLV students share their stories in a thought-provoking Brookings podcast series exploring immigration in the U.S.
Nov. 12, 2020
The Libraries’ undergraduate peer research coaches explore first-gen issues in a new podcast series.
Nov. 12, 2020
First-generation alumnus learned to navigate his way to a degree by continually asking questions.
woman posing
Nov. 9, 2020
Kiara Sims is one first-gen student who is making the donors who support her education — and her mother — proud.
Portrait of Cecilia Maldonado the associate vice provost for workforce development
Nov. 9, 2020
This expert in workforce development says today's students may change careers eight to 12 times during their lives.
man in suit
Nov. 5, 2020
New head of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement understands the key role UNLV plays in expanding opportunities for the Nevadans.