Empower Me First

Empower Me First, a Diversity & Inclusion Initiative 
rystal Lam, co-founder of First Generation U, celebrates her time at The U and her new graduate school journey! Crystal Lam, co-founder of First Generation U, celebrates her time at The U and her new graduate school journey!
Crystal Lam, first generation student, celebrating graduation!

Vision

The vision for Empower Me First is to develop a comprehensive academic advising and support, advocacy, and outreach program for prospective and current underrepresented and first generation students. The program aspires to be regionally and nationally known for its commitment to access and support services for all students.

Mission

The mission of Empower Me First is to assist underrepresented and first generation students in their transition to college life and their pursuit of educational and career goals by providing academic advocacy, general advising, resource referral and academic support. Empower Me First is an active diversity and inclusion initiative in the university President's Access with Excellence Roadmap Initiative.