First-Generation Honors Association

The First-Generation Honors Association (FGHA) assists first-generation students in their transition to the Honors College/Academic Scholars Program & Michigan State University and fosters their continued success in college. FGHA is committed to building a sense of community among first-generation students on campus; membership is open to students not in the Honors College/Academic Scholars Program. The group consists of first-generation students & advocates (faculty/staff who strive to support first-generation students) across campus.

The association offers:
  • Unique programming tailored to needs of first-generation students
  • Academic/personal support
  • Social events and networking with students, faculty, & staff
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Connections to campus resources and opportunities
For more information on FGHA, please contact Erika Trigg Crews at ecrews@msu.edu.

Honors Navigators Peer Mentorship Program
The Honors Navigators Peer Mentorship Program connects first-generation students, international students, and students of color with a peer mentor in the Michigan State University Honors College. 

Through the Mentorship Program, you'll have the opportunity to:
  • Meet other first-generation students at MSU
  • Participate in social & professional development activities
  • Learn from the experiences of your peers as you transition to and navigate MSU

Visit the Honors Navigators Peer Mentorship Program website to learn more. Applications for the Fall 2019 program have closed. Please stay tuned for information about Spring 2020 applications in November. 

Fall 2019 Events
Mark your calendar for events hosted by FGHA, ISAB, and the Honors College this Fall!

Upcoming Events

  • End-of-Semester Celebration/Finals Study Break| Wednesday, December 4 @ 6:00-8:00PM | Bessey Hall 106
    • Celebrate the end of the semester with FGHA, ISAB, and the Mental Health Collaborative! Participants of the Honors Navigators Peer Mentorship Program will be recognized before a de-stress activity hosted by FGHA, ISAB, and the Mental Health Collaborative. Light refreshments provided.
  • Spring 2020 Honors Navigators Kick-off | Wednesday, February 12 @ 6:15-8:15PM | Location TBA
    • Join FGHA & ISAB for the Honors Navigators Peer Mentorship Program Kick-Off where you’ll meet your mentor/mentee and learn about upcoming events hosted by the First-Generation Honors Association and the International Scholars Advisory Board.

Past Events

  • Fall 2019 Honors Navigators Kick-off | Wednesday, September 11 @ 6:00-8:00PM | 207/208 Eustace-Cole Hall
    • Join FGHA & ISAB for the Honors Navigators Peer Mentorship Program Kick-Off where you’ll meet your mentor/mentee and learn about upcoming events hosted by the First-Generation Honors Association and the International Scholars Advisory Board.
  • Carbs, Careers, & Connections | Wednesday, October 23 @ 6:00-7:30PM | 207/208 Eustace-Cole Hall
    • Are you thinking about an internship or co-op? Interested in studying abroad or away at some point? Hear from Honors College alumni about experiences they took advantage of as students, how they’ve applied their involvement in their work since graduation, and opportunities to consider in your time at MSU.
  • Meet the E-board | Sunday, November 3 @ 6:00-8:00PM | 207/208 Eustace-Cole Hall
    • Join us to learn more about the First-Generation Honors Association, upcoming events, and ways you can get involved (whether by sharing ideas, helping plan events for Spring 2020, or pursuing a leadership position)
  • National First-generation College Celebration | Friday, November 8 @ 9:00-11:00AM | Location TBA
  • Scholarships 101 | Tuesday, November 12 @ 6:30-8:00PM | 207/208 Eustace-Cole Hall
    • Grants and loans and the FAFSA, oh my! There’s a lot to remember when it comes to managing your money as a college student. Join this session to learn more about submitting campus scholarship applications, including the FAFSA, personal statements, and letters of recommendation.