First-Generation Reception

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

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.

Stevens 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 Network 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 - Office of Student Culture and Belonging, with questions and to find support at Stevens.

Educational Programs: Students are invited to monthly workshops on topics like building credit, scholarships, preparing for your career, 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 Student Culture and Belonging

University Center 219

p. 201-216-5624

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