The DGen office envisions equity, empowerment and authentic engagement between all Stanford students
The DGen office provides campus leadership for students, faculty and staff to consciously and actively affirm intersectional identities and foster intergroup relationships. Through research, forums, classes and workshops, we build student capacity and confidence to experience a sense of belonging and develop authentic connections with people from different backgrounds. Within this mission is a special focus on enriching the experience of first-generation and low-income college students by supporting their academic and social transitions, empowerment and community building
Stanford University was originally founded as a tuition-free institution and has a history of supporting the education of first-generation and low-income students.
In April 2011, Stanford created the DGen Office to support the campus life of first-generation and low-income students. The DGen office has been successful in building the capacity of the University to support first-gen students and expand campus awareness on issues of diversity, equity and identity. DGen builds student capacity and confidence to become interconnected with people from different backgrounds. The office’s contribution to Stanford’s diversity landscape is to provide campus leadership in addressing life with multiple identities and inter-group relationships. Within this mission is a special focus on enriching the experience of first-gen college students by supporting their transitions, empowerment, and community building.