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First-Generation Center

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First Hounds

The Center for First-Generation Students at Moravian University

The Center for First-Generation Students at Moravian University provides a supportive and welcoming community for first-generation college students and their family members. 

Drawing on national best practices and working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and offices from across the campus, we aspire to guide students toward their educational and career goals in a manner that prepares them for successful careers and meaningful lives. We recognize and celebrate first-generation student identity as an asset. First Hounds Proud!

Am I a First-Generation College Student?

First-generation college students are the first in their immediate family to attend a college or university and earn a 4-year degree. Parents or guardians may have some college experience or an associate's degree, but not a bachelor's degree. If you are or think you might be a first-generation college student, fill out our form or email to join our mailing list and get connected with resources at Moravian University.

It has been such an influence in my trajectory to have the First Hounds office supporting me in various different ways as I advance through my career. I appreciate the various programs and events aimed at enriching the experiences of First generation students.

- Cielo

How We Can Help

First Hounds will:

  • provide mentoring and guidance to first-generation students;
  • improve first-generation student outcomes;
  • help first-generation students to embrace this aspect of their identity and form a community of first-gens within our campus and
  • empower first-generation students to take on leadership roles and to identify needs for their community.

Resources for You

First-Generation Honors Society

Moravian University is the home of the national honor society for first-generation college students, Alpha Alpha Alpha.

Support Team and Mentors

The First-Gen Advisory Committee is composed of members of our faculty and staff who were first-generation students or who are strong supporters of first-gen students.

College Terms to Know

Get to know these commonly-used college terms before you arrive on campus.


Contact Us

If you’d like to get in touch with First Hounds, reach out to: 

Alvert Hernandez
Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence 

Taking the advice & resources the First Hounds Office have given me, it’s helped me so much more this semester as a whole and has helped me gained so much more knowledge & understanding of how college does work!

- Jemima