First Gen Faculty and Staff

UMBC prides itself in its strong community, committed to Inclusive Excellence and Collaboration.  Faculty and Staff who identity as first-generation college students, several of whom are listed below, recognize the importance of supporting our first-gen students and

If you a UMBC faculty or staff member who was a first-generation college student, please click here to provide your information to add to be added to our contact list.

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength" and "Don't be afraid to seek support; advocate for yourself, get a mentor, identify your friends and allies, create your village that is willing to back you up when things get tough. Most of all it's okay to not feel okay sometimes, hang in there and make use of your support system when things aren't going right. Remember, it will all be worth it in the end."