First-Generation Students

Student Activities

Lowry Center

1189 Beall Ave.

Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: 330-263-2062

First-Generation Students

The purpose of the College of Wooster’s First-Generation Student Organization is to establish a support system for first-generation college students, low-income students, and any others seeking assistance with the transition to college life. We aim to facilitate the transition to college for first-generation students through mentorship networks and sharing academic and social resources. We will seek to build more opportunities of learning for non-first generation college students, in the belief that it is important for the broader Wooster community to understand the first-generation student experience. By communicating with non-first generation students, the First-Generation Student Organization will strive to dispel any stigma or stereotype associated with the first generation identity.


  • To build a strong community among first-generation college students.
  • Provide a comfortable location for first-generation students to express thought.
  • To provide the first-generation student community a platform to express their voice and to advocate for themselves.
  • Encourage students to participate in on-campus events and volunteering opportunities.
  • Offer advice and share information crucial to succeeding academically and professionally.

President, Fall 2018: Margie Sosa

President, Spring 2019: Alberto Peralta

Vice-President: Stachal Harris

Secretary: Jonathan Velazquez

Treasurer: Kamal Morgan

Public Relations: Annelisea Brand

Advisor: Hernan Medina