1stG ND

Because there is something special about being the first...

Welcome to our website! We have tried to add all of the resources you could need about the club as well as some which can help with the challenges that may come with being a first generation/LSES student. Should you have any questions/concerns, do not hesitate to contact us through email (firstgnd@nd.edu) or through the general questions page.

Did you know...

  • Thanks to a $20 million gift by ND alumnus Sean Cullinan and his wife, Sue, the 2016-2017 school year was the inaugural year for the new Office of Student Enrichment
    • OSE's goal is to help every Notre Dame student get the most out of their college experience through financial assistance programs and scholarships
  • 10% of the Notre Dame student body is the first in their family to go to college (Class Profile)
  • Being a first-generation student and coming from a low socioeconomic status background only has a 60% overlap at ND
  • 75% of Notre Dame students come from the top 20% family income bracket, while only 1.6% come from the bottom 20%
    • However... 62% of students coming from the bottom fifth will move up to the top fifth as adults! (NYT)

The purpose of 1stG ND shall be to foster a community where first generation students can find support, expand their network, form new friendships, and become aware of campus resources available to them.