“I RELATE!” Campaign
To GENERATE Support for College Success
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible’!” —Audrey Hepburn
"I Relate" Campaign
With more than half of new Freshmen and Transfer students identifying as first-generation since Fall 2011, “I Relate” began as a campaign designed to inform prospective and current SJSU students about first-generation college student achievements at San José State.
Current students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to share their experiences as a first-generation college student. Each month, 2-3 of these profiles will be featured on the GENERATE website, social media accounts, and potentially additional SJSU materials. To participate in the campaign, please fill out this form.
I Relate Network
As an expansion of the campaign, the I Relate Network was created to build a community of support for our first-generation college students. Consisting of staff, faculty, alumni, and community members/business owners that are or were first-generation college students, members of the network have multiple forms of participation they can choose from, such as contributing to the newly created First-Generation Scholarship Fund, being a mentor, or informing students of upcoming events. To join the network, please fill out this form.
In Summer 2013, we created a video that profiles first-generation college students and alumni of San José State University, in order to inspire others on their road to a college degree and after-college success. Check out the first video below!
We will show the newest "I Relate" video, "I Relate: Choosing a Major" during our Spring 2015 event. More information will be available next semester.
Check out our promotional video for the “I Relate” Campaign!