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

  • Join Nayelli Lopez Rico, Undocumented Student Program Resource Coordinator, Professor Michael Kagan, Director of the UNLV Immigration Clinic, and Assistant Professor and author of Socially Undocumented, Dr. Amy Reed-Sandoval...

  • Grab your favorite morning beverage and pastry, and join us for this three-part monthly engagement series that will focus on what it means to be a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) for UNLV faculty and staff. Facilitators...

  • Calling ALL UNLV colleges, departments, and offices to join us in recognizing our first-generation students, faculty, and staff. Once again, this year's celebration will be campuswide! How To Join In The Fun: Block off Nov...

  • The UNLV collegiate family is invited to attend the 2021 kick-off celebration in honor of our first-generation students, faculty, and staff. Please join us for a morning of fun, excitement, games, and celebration. The kick-...

  • What does being a first generation college student mean to you? In celebration of First Generation Week students and student organizations are invited to paint a window of the Student Union with a visual representation of...

  • This interactive event allows attendees to learn about the history, programs, and services offered by the Center for Academic Enrichment & Outreach (CAEO).

  • The Intersection is pleased to host the 2021 First Gen Celebration Breakfast. This breakfast, made possible with funding from Diversity Initiatives and Student Affairs, will provide an exciting opportunity to connect with...

  • Interested in exploring your first-gen student identity? Join the Academic Success Center and Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art for First-Gen Connect! Through interaction with the museum's exhibits and workshops, you will...

  • Come join us for an informational workshop all about graduate school. We will talk about what graduate school is, graduate degree types, the grad school application process, how to pay for grad school, and campus resources...

  • The Fall 2021 Intersecting Connections (IC) series is designed to provide a monthly platform to discuss, engage, share and interact with members of the UNLV community on issues related to returning, coping, and thriving in...

  • Come join us for an informational workshop all about graduate school. We will talk about what graduate school is, graduate degree types, the grad school application process, how to pay for grad school, and campus resources...

First-Gen-Connect

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

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News

man standing in empty classroom with rows of desks behind
Sep. 22, 2020
Alumnus Geoff Hughes partnered with UNLV Office of Diversity Initiatives to create Stephanie Wolf Hughes First Generation Scholarship for accounting students.
A family of four stands together in front of a display of UNLV memorabilia
Aug. 26, 2020
Jorge “Fabian” Trejo-Ibarra began his freshman year as a pre-nursing student this week thanks to a scholarship funded by Rig-Rents through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
group talking around a table
Feb. 6, 2020
Program at The Intersection gives first-generation faculty, staff a place to share their stories.
A photo of Akaisha Cook delivering a speech at the 2019 UNLV Foundation Annual Dinner.
Nov. 22, 2019
Honors College student Akaisha Cook one of just 30 nationwide to receive 2020 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.
Justice Douglas seated in a classroom
Oct. 2, 2019
Nevada Supreme Court justice helps launch a program to ensure first-generation and minority students succeed in law school.
Man stands with back to a whiteboard, talking to students
Sep. 27, 2019
Criminal justice mentorship program helps first-generation students navigate college
Erica Mosca seated at a table
Aug. 7, 2019
Through a nonprofit she founded, alumna Erica Mosca helps low-income high school students get to — and then succeed — in college.
Michael and Gloria Flores
May. 20, 2019
Gloria Flores and her son, Michael, share a stage as they both earn degrees on the same day.
Exterior of residence halls
Jan. 23, 2019
The themed residence hall floor, named for the county's first black landholder, offers students a place to explore African American identity.