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First-Generation College Student Resources

Again, my dear young [friends], although there have always been challenges in the world, many of those which you face are unique to this time. But you are some of our Heavenly Father’s strongest children, and He has saved you to come to the earth 'for such a time as this.' With His help, you will have the courage to face whatever comes.
President Thomas S. Monson

On Campus Resources

Office of Belonging
The Office of Belonging can help students get involved with focus groups, panel presentations, research projects, and student councils. AVP Julianne Grose is a first-generation student and is happy to meet with first-generation students. She also heads a committee dedicated to gathering data and providing support to first-generation students.

First Year Experience
Dave Waddell in the Office of First Year Experience is committed to helping first-generation college students and is willing to meet.

College of Life Sciences
Dean Laura Bridgewater and Associate Dean Loreen Allphin Flinders from the College of Life Sciences organize first-gen college events and are dedicated to providing first-gen support.

Discrimination & Reconciliation
Any individuals or groups who do not treat our racial minority students with respect and charity violate the values of the university and the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you have experienced or witnessed any form of discrimination on BYU campus or involving a BYU student or employee, make a report here:

Multicultural Student Services
The Multicultural Student Services serve American minority students and the BYU community by offering a variety of services. These include academic and personal advisement, assistance with cultural, social, and financial needs, opportunities for leadership and development, inclusive cultural events, tracking of students' academic progress, and sponsorship of the college preparation program.

International Student Association
The goals of the International Student Association include: representing the collective interests of international students, aiding in the transition to BYU, organizing cultural activities, providing fellowship among students and faculty, and promoting the value of diverse backgrounds.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
The university recognizes the detrimental impact of microaggressions, prejudice, oppression, and race-related trauma on the mental health of individuals. To support marginalized students, a safe and cost-free environment is provided, offering crisis sessions, individual therapy, and group therapy specifically for Black students. Online support is also available through platforms such as Sanvello, Welltrack Boost, and SilverCloud.

To schedule an appointment, please visit

For an After-hours crisis, please call 801.422.3035

Wellness Wise
Intellectual wellness is an important part of overall wellness. Discover resources to increase intellectual wellness on the Wellness Wise website.

Enrollment Services
Enrollment services has checklists and resources to help with any phase of your education.

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