Empower Me First

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The University of Miami is recognized as a First-Gen Forward Institution by NASPA's Center for First-Generation Student Success acknowledging the University's commitment to first-generation student success. To learn more about this designation, read more here.

About Empower Me First

Empower Me First is part of the Academic Initiatives unit within the Office of Academic Enhancement and strives to guide first-generation students in their transition to college and pursuit of their educational and career goals.  Empower Me First provides academic success advising, mentoring, resource referral, and programming that supports academic excellence, builds community among other first-generation students, and celebrate their successes.  Empower Me First aligns with the University’s Roadmap to Our New Century initiatives.

Who is a first-generation student?

The University of Miami defines a first-generation student as a domestic student whom neither parent or guardian has graduated with a 4-year college degree.  Students who have siblings attending or who have graduated from college are still considered first-generation. 

Join our Listserv!

We send important information over our first-gen student listserv notifying students of University dates and deadlines, EMF and campus partner programs, scholarships, internships and other opportunities. Click here to register.