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West Chester's First


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West Chester's First

West Chester University is excited and proud that thousands of first generation students—West Chester’s First—call our campus home. 

Participating in events and programs that connect you to the campus, your fellow students, and WCU faculty and staff will help you be even more successful during your college career and beyond. 

What does "first-generation" mean?

West Chester University considers you a first generation college student if none of your parents/guardians completed a Bachelor’s degree

Why participate in West Chester's First programs?

We encourage first-generation students to participate in our programs to: 

·  gain a sense of belonging and establish your identity on our campus

·  improve your skills to become a successful student

·  helping increase awareness surrounding you and your family’s needs as first-generation student


WCU was recently recognized by Alpha Alpha Alpha first -generation honor society and we will be inducting our first class this spring, on April 2, 2020. More information will posted soon about the induction.

About Tri-Alpha

Alpha Alpha Alpha, or Tri-Alpha, was founded March 24, 2018 at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Over 100 members of the Alpha Chapter were initiated that day, including undergraduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and honorary members. Following the successful induction, the College took steps to incorporate Alpha Alpha Alpha so that chapters could be started on other campuses across the country. Tri-Alpha exists as a not-for-profit (501(c)3) organization, for the purposes of supporting the activities of the honors society. Learn more about Alpha Alpha Alpha.

Alpha Alpha Alpha, Established 2018

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