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FirstVU is the student-run organization that supports, celebrates, and empowers first-generation students at Vanderbilt. Peer advocates who are also first-generation stu­dents lead the group and serve on the FirstVU executive board. Please click here to download a PDF version of our FirstVU Guide.

The mission of FirstVU is to provide support and foster a strong community where first-generation students feel empowered and supported by the University. FirstVU advocates will guide students to campus resources in the following areas:

  • Student Life and Co-Curricular Engagement

  • Academics

  • Faculty and Instructors

  • Career Guidance

Campus Resources

A list of helpful resources may be found at this link.