Join our vibrant first generation community of students, alumni, staff, and faculty at UMKC!
What is First Gen Roo?
The First Gen Roo program is launching in Fall 2019 for our incoming, first generation students! Together with the program’s Peer Mentors, and First Gen Proud faculty and staff across campus, students selected for the First Gen Roo program will contribute to cultivating and celebrating UMKC’s supportive, energetic, and inclusive first generation community while receiving direct and regular attention to their goals and needs.
What is a first generation student?
The definition used at UMKC is that neither parent/guardian completed a degree at a four-year university. We also understand that the answer can be complicated and confusing. Let us know if you aren’t sure about your inclusion.