First Generation to College & Lower Income Student Resources
FGLI refers to first-generation, low-income, meaning, students who are the first in their families to go to college and/or who come from low-income households. At Penn, students pronounce it “figly” and embrace the acronym by wearing FGLI Program buttons or decorating laptops with FGLI Program stickers. Penn First is a registered student organization dedicated to creating a campus community for FGLI students through social events, workshops, and advocacy.
Penn First is a community and support network for students who identify as first-generation college students and/or come from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. Together, we seek to strengthen our family as an integral part of the greater Penn community, and destigmatize and empower our individual and collective identities through open community discussions as well as campus-wide engagement.