First Generation College Students


The purpose of GENERATE is to promote leadership, visibility, support, coordinated resource exchange, and college success for those who identify as First-Generation College Students.  We further hope to support teaching and relevant research.  We aim to foster community collaboration toward this purpose comprised of students, staff, faculty, and community members. 

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Are you the first in your family to attend college or graduate school?  Congratulations and welcome to San José State University!  Over half of undergraduate students at San José State University are the first in their family to attend college . . . so you are not alone!

GENERATE is a partnership between Counseling Services, the Division of Student Affairs, MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center, Student Involvement, Peer Connections, Residential Life, and others to support the success of first-generation college students.  These services include a student support group, workshops, events, and other resources.

See GENERATE's webpages at:

For more information or questions, please contact Jennifer Lynne Morazes, PhD., Educational Counselor, at

  • Upcoming Event!  Fall Welcome Days 2014: “Come Together!”  Fourth Annual Family, Friends and First-Generation College Students Evening on August 28, 2014 from 4:00-5:30pm in King 225/229.

Click here for the Come Together Flyer! 

Click here to Register!