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What is First-in-the-Pack?

What is FITP?


As you already know, being the trailblazer in your family is a challenging reality, especially during the first year of college. We want you to know that you are not alone in these experiences and that many members of the Wolfpack community, students, staff, and faculty, proudly wear the badge of being a First-Generation college student! Here at Loyola University New Orleans, our coalition, First-in-the-Pack, is a community of first-generation students, faculty, and staff that connect to share experiences, learn from one another, and engage in events and resources catering to your definition of success here!

What do we do?


First-in-the-Pack is more than just an organization; we are movement that uplifts a community of individuals who identify as first-gen and carry the challenges of that identity. First-in-the-Pack host student-led workshops, mentorship and coaching, and exclusive networking experiences throughout the year for first-generation students. You can get involved with First-in-the-Pack through the following: 

  1. The First-in-the-Pack Council - A student-led group of leaders working towards improving the student experience for first-gen students.
  2. The College & Community Course - A course designated to helping first-generation students adjust to their first year in college.
  3. Student-Led Initiatives for Students - Student-created programs, organizations, and projects catering to the needs of first-generation students. 
  4. First-Gen Oriented Resources - Resources catered for first-generation students to better understand the landscape of higher education.