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Get Involved

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There are numerous ways to get involved in First-Generation Low-Income (FGLI) community at Cornell. Below are a list of resources, organizations, and opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to connect and be a part of the FGLI community. Reach out to to learn more about ways to get involved and support the FGLI community.

For Students


Peer Navigators (launching Fall 2023)


The First Generation Student Union is a student-run organization that works collectively to foster an inclusive community for first-generation, low-income (FGLI) students. FGSU is committed to making sure FGLI Cornellians find a true sense of belonging through student-led programming and collaborations with campus partners.

For Faulty and Staff

We offer several workshops each semester focused on FGLI student needs, i.e., filing taxes, career planning, study skills, etc. Faculty/Staff are invited to partner with us to lead any relevant workshop of interest.

For Alumni

Please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs to learn more about Cornell’s growing First-Generation alumni association. ​