UConn Celebrates its First-Gen Students, Launches Chapter of National Honor Society

UConn’s population of first generation students have grown throughout the years, with first-gen freshmen being a quarter of the Storrs student body, and about half of first-gen freshmen contributing to the student population in regional campuses, UConn has seen an enrichment of its student body. In celebration of that fact, UConn students and faculty gathered on Monday, November 8th, for a recognition reception at the Student Union to support more than 30 first-gen initiatives and provide further support for first generation outreach.

One huge source of support is the launch of UConn’s new Gamma Delta Chapter, Alpha Alpha Alpha (Tri-Alpha), an honors society dedicated for first generation students who have achieved an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or a “high pass” at universities that use a pass/fail systems. As a network of support and opportunities offering a larger first-gen community, UConn has taken big steps to encourage first generation engagement and inclusion. 

This article originally appeared in UConn Today. Click here to read the full article.

By Stephanie Reitz
Stephanie Reitz Senior Public Relations Associate