Programs & Clubs

I Am First
First-generation Celebration Week

First-generation students are a valued group at UVU. Please join the First-generation Student Success Center for our programming during the national First-Generation Celebration week. Through panels, contests, and games, first-generation students will have the opportunity to learn more about the campus, win prizes, and connect with like-minded voices at UVU.


  • Get familiar and comfortable with UVU campus
  • Learn how first-generation faculty succeeded when they were in school
  • Get a professional photo for your LinkedIn page or Resume
  • Show your skills playing Trivia with your fellow first-gen students
  • Tell your story
  • Have fun!
  • Win prizes


Follow us on Instagram or like us on Facebook @iamfirstatuvu for more details and opportunities to win prizes!

Apply now for LEAD 2021-2022

Applications for the 2021-2022 leadership program are currently being accepted. Scholarship opportunities available, so apply soon!

I Am First
Leadership Program

The I Am First LEAD Program is a one-year leadership development program for new first-generation freshmen at UVU. ("First-generation" is defined as neither parent/guardian has a U.S. bachelor's degree.)


This program develops students in three key ways:

    1. Helping you recognize and hone your talents and skills (using the Gallup StrengthsFinder Assessment)
    2. Providing you with effective skills and strategies that are vital to succeeding in college
    3. Training you to become a Peer Mentor and student leader at UVU

Students enroll in a 3-credit course each semester (Fall and Spring), in which they will build a community with other first-generation LEAD students, meet regularly with an assigned Peer Mentor, and network with a staff or faculty Mentor. Scholarships may be available for students who apply and are admitted to the program.


  • Develop essential skills to succeed in college and beyond
  • Join a structured community of first-generation freshmen and I Am First staff
  • Receive credit for leadership courses
  • Connect with experienced student and faculty mentors
  • Scholarship opportunities, including a partial-tuition scholarship
  • Earn “Leadership Certification” on your Academic Transcript

I Am First

Interested in meeting other students? Want to help create special events for first-gen students? Looking for ways to be more involved on campus? Or maybe looking for something else but not sure what? Let us know. We would LOVE to have you be part of our I Am First Community.

Ways You Can Be Involved:

  • Help create exclusive first-gen events
  • Work with I Am First staff to help promote the program
  • Community service projects
  • Have something else in mind? Let us know!

I Am First is here to help connect you with the people, resources, and opportunities that provide a truly engaged learning experience.

Join the I Am First Community