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Gen-1: Blaze a Trail

Housed in the Division of Student Affairs, Gen-1 is a groundbreaking University of Cincinnati program that is the nation's first living-learning community to focus on first-generation college students. The Gen-1 Theme House is a residence hall providing freshmen and upperclassmen with a structured environment in which to live, learn, and work.

The Gen-1 Program helps first-generation, Pell-eligible students transition from high school into college, increasing their likelihood of successfully completing their freshman year and earning a degree. By helping these students achieve academic, personal, and social success, this program transforms lives and enhances our community.