First in Family

Allen Harrison

The Hamilton community welcomes and embraces students from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and we have a special affinity for students who are among the first in their family to attend college.

Beginning with the President, and including three-quarters of the members of her senior staff, Hamilton counts well over 200 members of the faculty, staff and student body who themselves represent the first generation in their families to attend college. On this site are inspirational reflections by members of the Hamilton community. In addition to serving as reassuring narratives, these stories identify people willing to serve as resources and mentors for our newest "first-gen" students.


Submit Reflections

Members of the Hamilton community who are among the first in their family to attend college and would like to share a reflection should contact Mike Debraggio in the Communications Office.