1stG ND (First Generation Notre Dame)
1stG ND was founded with a simple goal: to bring together students who were the first in their families to go to college. Starting as a Facebook group, the online community quickly grew from two co-founders to over 200 first-generation and low socioeconomic status students from Notre Dame, St. Mary’s, and Holy Cross.
1stG ND has grown into a network, resource, and group of friends that support one another as they face the unique journey of navigating an elite university with an entirely different background than many of their peers. With each passing year, this organization continues to grow into a go-to place for students to share their hopes, dreams, hardships, and fears, along with the tips, tricks, strategies, and encouraging words to overcome challenges and feel at home under the Dome.