The Penn First Mentorship Program is meant to help incoming students get adjusted to Penn by pairing up upperclassmen with incoming students. Applications are now closed. If you have any questions please contact the Penn First Mentorship Chair, Sakshi Sehgal (email@example.com).
We hold monthly town halls open to all students and faculty members. Our meetings are structured to encourage discussion among all members while also allowing students to show compassion and support for one another. Each Town Hall focuses on a different topic related to the first-gen/low-income community, some of the topics from our last meetings have included mental health and financial aid. Event updates are posted in our Facebook Page, Facebook Group and our Email Newsletter.
Attend a board meeting
We believe it is necessary to have the first-gen/low-income community as involved in the organization as possible. That's why each week we offer 2 students the opportunity to sit in on a board meeting. We hope that by sitting in on a meeting, students will feel energized by all the changes we are trying to bring to Penn, as well as feel welcome to contribute to our efforts. Guests have also included faculty members, members from the Undergraduate Assembly (UA), and members from other constituent groups. To sign up to attend a board meeting, click the following link: Sign up here
Become a Penn First Representative
If you are looking to get involved with a specific aspect of Penn First, consider working with one of our board members as a Penn First Rep! Each representative will be matched to one or more board members depending on their interests. Penn First Representative applications are typically released within the first month of the new semester and the amount of students selected at one time varies. Selections and commitment will be rolling.