We GENERATE a Community for College Success


"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." - BB King

GENERATE is a cooperative initiative between the Division of Student Affairs, Counseling Services, MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center, Peer Connections, Residential Life, and other collaborators designed to support the success of first-generation college students at SJSU. For more information, contact Jennifer Morazes, PhD.

This Vision seeks to foster connection, belongingness, skills and academic success for the majority of incoming students at SJSU - those who are first-generation college students.  The majority of SJSU first-generation college students are students of color.

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 at SJSU. 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.


We offer a workshop series each semester on topics such as time management, study skills, stress management, and talking with your family about college. Visit Life Skills—Workshops and Groups to find our workshops and group times. Pre-register at SJSU Events.

Student Group

A student group dedicated to promoting leadership, visibility, support, coordinated resource exchange, and college success for those who identify as first-generation college students meets each semester.

COME TOGETHER! Annual Family, Friends and First-Generation College Students Evening

COME TOGETHER is a yearly dinner and event devoted to introducing students who are among the first in their family to attend college with San José State, and your family members and friends are especially invited! View Flyer and Register Here.

Peer Mentors

In partnership with Peer Connections, dedicated peer mentors provide support for first-generation college students, both in their transition to campus and for their ongoing success. Sign up for your own personal peer mentor.

Faculty Mentors

In partnership with Student Success Centers and interested faculty members, we are working to establish a network of first-generation faculty mentors to help inspire and support students.

GENERATE Committee

GENERATE is a cross-sectional committee comprised of staff members, faculty and students interested in supporting first-generation college students across campus.

Also, see the Counseling Services website.