First - Year Experience


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    FYE ExCEL Program

    Our FYE ExCEL program is designed to connect students to campus resources and events. Students will develop a sense of belonging and learn success strategies to navigate their first year of college. 

    1st Year Program Commitments (Students have two semesters or until Spring 2022 to complete)

    - 1 Peer Mentoring Session Each Month [Virtual or In-Person] (Assigned FYE Peer Mentor)
    - 1 FYE Sponsored Social Activities (Fiesta Texas, Bowling, etc.)
    - 4 FYE Workshops/Programs 
    - 3 Career Services Workshops/Programs
    - 4 Engagement Checklists in My SAC Journey (Fully Online)
    Students who meet requirements will be eligible to attend the end of the year FYE dinner and will be awarded FYE gear & a graduation stole voucher. 

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    FYE ExCEL Interest Form

    Interested in becoming a peer mentor?

    Steps to Apply

My SAC Journey


The My SAC Journey website allows students to access resources and a set of tasks that will provide them with the skillset needed to be successful in their educational journey. Students can utilize this map as a tool to follow in order to help them navigate through the college experience.

This app provides a visual framework for areas that will add value to the overall student experience and marketability.

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  • Academic Strategies
  • Campus Engagement
  • Career Exploration
  • Civic Engagement
  • Cultural Competency
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mentoring
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Sports & Intramural
First -Gen

First - Generation Student (First -Gen)

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First - Gen students are sometimes the first person in their immediate family to attend any sort of college. More specifically, we define First-Gen as students whose parents did not complete a four-year degree. 

First - Gen Day

Every November 8th, we celebrate the trailblazing work of our first-gen students. Check back with us to see what amazing events we have planned to celebrate.

View Recordings From Previous Years:

2020 First Gen Kickoff Event - Guest Speaker Erika Prosper
2020 First Gen Panel Discussion Event

Faculty/Staff Resources

Fostering Inclusion and Belonging for First-Generation Learners