We Are First Network

You are an Inspiration

The We Are First Network, formerly known as the I Relate Network, is simply a directory of SJSU staff and faculty that were first-generation college students. 


Why join?

Being a first-generation college student graduate is an accomplishment. We would like to acknowledge those accomplishments, while inspiring our students.  Your story could encourage first-generation students that are facing similar obstacles as you did during your college experience.  


When you join:

Your name, department, major, and a link to your faculty/staff webpage will be added to the directory of faculty and staff that have identified as being first-generation college students.

When you sign up to be part of the Network, you will have the opportunity to participate in additional ways such as:

  • Signing up for our newsletter
  • Informing your students of upcoming events/programs/workshops
  • Support/attend GENERATE events
  • Joining the GENERATE Advisory Committee
  • Donating to the First-Generation Scholarship Fund

Each form of participation is completely optional. The only requirement of We Are First Network members is to add their name to the directory.


Interested in joining the We Are First Network? Click here to apply.