SWIC First Gen - Southwestern Illinois College


What is a First Generation Student?

A student whose parent(s) have not completed a four-year college or university baccalaureate degree.


To provide a supportive and welcoming community for first-generation college students and a campus culture that recognizes and celebrates first-generation student identity as an asset.


To intentionally connect first-generation students to faculty, resources, information and experiences that promote academic and personal success from enrollment through graduation.