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Ohio University Receives National Honor for Commitment to First-gen Student Success

Only 10 institutions nationwide gained the distinction this year

The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation, designated Ohio University a First-gen Forward Advisory Institution. This designation for institutions acknowledges their commitment to fostering first-generation college student achievement. As a First-gen Forward Advisory Institution, Ohio University joins an elite community of higher education professionals who are focused on continuing the success of and improving experiences for first-generation college students across the nation. 

“I am honored that Ohio University has been recognized as a First-gen Forward Advisory Institution,” said OU President M. Duane Nellis. “First-generation students can face many unique hurdles during their college experience, and OHIO is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive environment to help them achieve their academic goals.”

The selection is the next stage of recognition by the center after successful cycles in the First-gen Forward program. Ohio University previously received the First Forward Institution designation in the inaugural cohort of 80 institutions in 2019.

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