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Designated as a NASPA First Forward Institution
rystal Lam, co-founder of First Generation U, celebrates her time at The U and her new graduate school journey! empower me first student
Empowered to be first!
Hind and Becca in graduation attire Hind and Becca in graduation apparel
Ronald A. Hammond Scholars Hind Naami and Rebecca Carter during 2017 Commencement.
Two students in front of Stonehenge in England Students in front of Stonehenge in England.
Prestigious Awards and Fellowships, such as the Fulbright, allow students the opportunity to study, research, or teach abroad.


The Office of Academic Enhancement (OAE) fosters a community of support for students that emphasizes academic excellence, campus engagement, and professional development with a core focus on serving underrepresented and first-generation populations.