Texas Tech University


From resource fairs, to marketing and presentations, First Generation Transition and Mentoring Programs promote access to higher education by focusing on First Generation College (FGC) students.

At Texas Tech University, we believe from here it's possible. No matter if an FGC student enters as a freshman or transfer, he or she may qualify for one of two uniquely designed programs -  First Year Success (FYS) or Second Year Success (SYS). FYS specifically meets the needs of those in their first year, while SYS concentrates on those in their second year. The purpose of these programs is to help enhance our students' college experience by catering to their unique needs.

We do so, by offering valuable opportunities for both personal and professional growth. Through scholarships, academic workshops, community service, interaction with student mentors, weekly tutoring, and one-on-one guidance sessions with professional staff, we take higher education to the next level. These tools for success not only give them the confidence to wreck adversity, but also the determination to attain their bachelor's degree from Texas Tech.


First Generation Transition & Mentoring Programs