First-Gen Resources

The Dean of Studies Office and Student Life convene the First Generation Student Advisory Board to discuss and take actions to better engage and support the first-gen student population on campus. The advisory board, in collaboration with college staff at Barnard, have open dialogue on how we can better serve first-gen students through programming and services. For more information, please contact Emy Cardoza in Student Life at or Dean Michell Tollinchi-Michel in the Dean fo Studies Office at

The Office of Academic Success and Enrichment Programs and Student Life at Barnard College hosts the Barnard Community Excellence Reception to acknowledge graduating students who have become great leaders within the Barnard community. These students have achieved academic excellence through their coursework and intellectual life on campus and have contributed greatly to the Barnard community. This program specifically celebrates the following communities of seniors: C­Step Scholars, HEOP Scholars, MMUF Scholars, Seniors who self-­identify as students or color, Seniors with disabilities, Seniors who self-­identify as members of the LBGTQ community, Seniors who self­-identify as first­-generation college students.