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

  • Finding it difficult to focus? Unsure how to live when the future is so uncertain with no solution in sight? Trying to endure the social unrest, political fallout and the COVID-19 pandemic all at the same time? Join the...

  • 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...

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

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.
Students use a surveying instrument during a class on UNLV's campus
Nov. 5, 2020
Five-year project supported by a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant.