The Student Success Center is focused on our First-Generation students through a variety of programs and workshops to support and celebrate our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Carson-Newman University defines a first- generation student as a student whose parent(s) did not complete a four- year college or university degree. Here at Carson-Newman University, approximately 45% of our students are first-generation.
Our goal is to celebrate and engage with our first-generation students and to create a supportive community that helps to provide a more positive and successful college experience.
Ongoing initiatives for our First-Generation community include:
Tri-Alpha, a First-Generation National Honor Society, was officially awarded Chartership of the Delta Psi Chapter at Carson-Newman University on November 11, 2021. The first Induction Ceremony will be March 24, 2022. We invite our First-Generation students, faculty, and staff to consider membership. To learn more about benefits and how to apply, click on the links below.
Tri-Alpha Student InvitationTri-Alpha Student ApplicationTri-Alpha Faculty/Staff InvitationTri-Alpha Faculty/Staff Application
First-Generation college students are likely highly motivated and eager to excel in a college setting, but may often encounter such challenges as:
If you are a first-generation student and have questions, please contact 1G Liaison Annemarie Spain at (865) 471-3483 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Advisor & 1st Generation Liaison