First-Generation Reception

First-Generation and/or Limited Income College Students: The FLI Network

At Stevens, a first-generation college student is someone whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have not graduated from a four-year college or university. Students who self-identify as limited income may receive a Pell Grant or funding through New Jersey’s EOF program, but any student interested in these resources is welcome to participate in the FLI Network.

FLI Network

FLIStevens is committed to providing a supportive campus environment for first-generation and/or limited income (FLI) students’ education beyond academics through involvement in educational social activities that are engaging and informative. A collaboration between multiple offices and campus leaders at Stevens, the FLI Network is the programatic hub for educational events and opportunities for first-generation and/or limited income students. All FLI students at Stevens are encouraged to participate in the following opportunities provided and share their pride to be FLI Ducks!

FLI Events & Resources

FLI Student & Family Orientation [August 24-26, 2023]: Prior to the start of New Student Orientation, we invite all first-generation and/or limited income (FLI) students and their families to a specialized orientation experience. Learn more here!

Campus Contacts: Current and prospective students are encouraged to contact Liliana Delman, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with questions and to find support at Stevens.

Educational Programs: Students are invited to semesterly workshops on topics like financial literacy, scholarships, wellness strategies, and more! All details listed on DuckLink.

National Celebrate First-Gen Day: November 8 is the annual National First-Generation College Celebration to honor the anniversary of the Higher Education Act of 1965. We recognize this day at Stevens with a variety of celebratory events and education about first-generation success and support. 

New Legacy Graduation Reception: Graduating first-generation students and their families are invited to a celebratory reception before Commencement to honor their accomplishments.


Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


University Center 219


p. 201-216-5624
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