First Gen Community

Residence Hall:  Deatrick Hall

The First Gen Community at Kutztown University is designed to support first-year, first-generation students here at KU. This community focuses on understanding the transition from high school to college and how to best utilize campus resources to be successful college students. The First Gen Community brings first-generation students together and creates a sense of belonging and support.

The community's themes and activities will be customized to support the unique strengths and challenges that many first-generation students face in their first year of college. First-gen students in any major can be a part of the First Gen Community experience.

Program Requirements:

  • Attend bi-weekly First Gen Community Meetings
  • Meet with the First Gen Community Advisor individually at least once during the semester
  • Participate in the First Gen volunteer opportunity each semester
  • Attend one Hall Council Meeting
  • Attend three academic workshops per semester
  • Attend two Kutztown social events per semester
  • Attend at least one First Gen Social per semester

Application Information and Application:

Please  click here to visit the  Living Learning Community and Special Interest Group Application Information homepage.

For more information about living on campus, please contact Residence Life.