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 Fall 2020 will be available in the summer. Please contact Erika Trigg Crews (ecrews@msu.edu) or Sadiq Mohammed (mohamm61@msu.edu) with any questions. 

Save the Date
Mark your calendar for events hosted by FGHA and the Honors College this Spring!

Upcoming Events

  • Open Meeting | Wednesday, March 25 @ 7:00-8:00PM | Zoom
    • Come learn about FGHA and how you can get involved with event planning & leadership positions!
    • Join via video chat or phone
  • Womxn’s History Month Dinner | CANCELLED Sunday, March 29 @ 4:00-6:00PM 
  • Open Study Nights | CANCELLED April 14, 16, 20, & 22
  • Global Day of Service | CANCELLED Saturday, April 18 @ multiple times | Greater Lansing area
  • De-stress Event | CANCELLED Thursday, April 23 
  • First-generation Senior Send-off | CANCELLED Wednedsay, April 29 @ 5:30-7:00PM 

Past Events

  • Fall 2019 Honors Navigators Kick-off | Wednesday, September 11 @ 6:00-8:00PM | 207/208 Eustace-Cole Hall
  • Carbs, Careers, & Connections | Wednesday, October 23 @ 6:00-7:30PM | 207/208 Eustace-Cole Hall
  • Meet the E-board | Sunday, November 3 @ 6:00-8:00PM | 207/208 Eustace-Cole Hall
  • National First-generation College Celebration | Friday, November 8 @ 9:00-11:00AM | Erickson 226/228
  • Scholarships 101 | Tuesday, November 12 @ 6:30-8:00PM | 207/208 Eustace-Cole Hall
  • End-of-Semester Celebration/Finals Study Break| Wednesday, December 4 @ 6:00-8:00PM | Bessey Hall 106
  • Spring 2020 Honors Navigators Kick-off | Thursday, February 13 @ 6:15-8:15PM | Shaw Hall East Multipurpose Room (E5)
  • Finances 101 | Tuesday, March 17 @ 6:30-8:00PM | Zoom