The University of Cincinnati Foundation

The University of Cincinnati Foundation

Gen-1 Theme House Giving Initiatives

The Gen-1 Theme House is an off-campus residence designed to provide first-year, first-generation students with the support needed to make a successful transition from high school to college.

The Gen-1 Theme House provides a 24/7 structured living and learning environment, as well as tutoring and mentoring support. The house has a full-time program coordinator, as well as a graduate assistant, who live at the home and serve as mentor/advisors.

Program supports include mentoring, individual and small-group tutoring, voluntary and mandatory study sessions, frequent monitoring of student academic performance and social activities and professional counseling and guidance. The course yields one credit hour per quarter.

Residents must sign a seven-page contract in addition to abiding by procedures outlined in UC student and housing codes of conduct. The contract includes committing to all mandatory tutoring and study sessions, abiding by a curfew and observing evening and overnight quiet hours to maximize study time. Students must commit to earning a minimum GPA of 2.25 per academic quarter and achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.33 by the end of winter quarter. They must agree to work no more than 20 hours a week when classes are in session.

Click here for more information about the Gen-1 Theme House.


Contact Information

Bleuzette Marshall, PhD '92
Chief Diversity Officer, University of Cincinnati
(513) 556-6262

Click here to support the Gen-1 Theme House with an online donation