USC defines first-generation college students as students where neither parents attended or completed college. The First Generation Plus Success Center seeks to provide resources and opportunities to first-generation Trojans to make certain their academic journey is a fruitful one.
Housed under the Student Equity and Inclusion Programs, the First Generation Plus Success Center promotes campus engagement, community building, and visibility, with a focus on the retention and success of all first-generation college students at USC. We are here to serve as a resource hub to assist current USC students as they navigate the campus and provide support in student wellbeing.
Incoming & Continuing Students
At USC, nearly 20% of the total undergraduate population consists of first-generation college students. USC’s First Generation Plus Success Center and Enrollment Management’s Student Development Programs are committed to providing resources and student support services that help first-generation students navigate their academic journey, and guarantee retention, persistence, and success.
To explore resources for incoming and first-year, first-generation students visit Student Development Programs.
Graduate students at USC make up 57% of the student population. The First Generation Plus Success Center supports these students – who also identify as first-gen, former foster youth, or undocumented – through resources and programming.
To learn more about support and engagement opportunities, click here.