The First-Generation Network is comprised of alumni, parents, and students who are the first in their families to attend college. Through intentional programs and discussions, the purpose of this group is to connect across generations, provide mentorship, and share experiences and resources in order to support its current members, as well as provide a positive impact for future generations of UR alumni.


The First-Generation Network recently launched and we are building this incredible group. There are a multitude of resources, experiences, and stories to share together. To join our network, please fill out this form.

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Claudia De Leon joined the team in July as the Associate Director of Affinity Networks and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Programs. Claudia will work with our Latinx and First-Generation networks, the REAL Conversations series, and continue the work of engaging underrepresented members of the University community through events and volunteer opportunities.

Claudia has been with the University since June 2013, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from other departments including Education Abroad and Office of Minority Student Affairs, and most recently in the Office of Summer and Continuing Studies where she served as Assistant Director. Claudia’s vast experience working with first-generation students, students of color, and student affinity groups as well as her previous partnerships within the University will certainly be an incredible asset to our team.

Claudia De Leon