First Generation Programs

Being the first in your family to go to college can be a challenging task.  Let us help make your time in college a smooth one by participating in one of the first generation student programs. 

`Cuse First Pre-Orientation Program

This pre-orientation program is offered in August, before the start of Syracuse Welcome and is specifically designed with the needs of Syracuse University's incoming first generation students in mind! Meet other first-gen students and participate in this helpful transition-focused program. Sessions topics include study tips, how to navigate the University, managing your finances, and more! Students will feel more prepared for their first week of classes after this informative start to their SU career!


TheFirst is a recognized student organization through the Office of Student Activities. TheFirst provides mentoring and networking opportunities for first generation students. All first generation students are encouraged to become a member of TheFirst.

Scholarship Programs

The Office of Scholarship Programs is responsible for the administration of Syracuse University undergraduate scholarships including university programs, academic and administrative cooperative programs, opportunity and incentive programs, and outside scholarship programs. Our office provides a variety of services for enrolled undergraduate students designed to facilitate their search for scholarship opportunities.

The Writing Center

The primary aim of the Writing Center is to help you become a stronger, more accomplished writer. No matter which form of support you choose, writing consultants will work with you at any stage of your writing process.

Hendricks Chapel

Hendricks Chapel is the diverse religious, spiritual, ethical and cultural heart of Syracuse University that connects people of all faiths and no faith through active engagement, mutual dialogue, reflective spirituality, responsible leadership and a rigorous commitment to social justice.

Student Employment

The office of Human Resources Student Employment Services (HRSES) provides students the opportunity for personal growth, experience and training through on- and off-campus employment and related community service.  On- and off-campus employment opportunities can be found on

Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) provides the necessary support and guidance needed to encourage students to become members of a community respectful of differences. OMA assists students to grow into individuals willing to take a proactive stance against oppression in all its forms.