First-Gen Student Empowerment Series

Being the first in your family to attend college is something to be proud of! There are a lot of other students, as well as many staff and faculty on campus who were also the first in their families to attend. We’re glad you’re here! 

If you are new to Ohio State, you might be both excited and a bit overwhelmed. If you have been here for a while you might be finding that there were some things you “didn’t know that you didn’t know.” Or, you might be a student who wants to find a part-time job that lines up with future career goals or are ready to begin looking for internships.

No matter where you are in your journey, you don’t have to go it alone! The Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change First-Gen Student Empowerment Series offers bi-monthly workshops designed to provide valuable information, be a caring resource and grow your social network. Our primary focus is to empower you in continuing to achieve your goals.

Check back soon for info on 2023–2024 sessions!


If you have any questions, contact Ari Grubaugh at

If a group situation isn’t for you right now, you can also schedule time to just connect with us!