Mission and Objectives

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Mission and Objectives

Mission and Objectives

ff-bracelets-web.jpgFirst-Generation Support Program Mission

The Rowan University First-Generation support program, Flying First, aims to provide tools and opportunities for students to have a successful personal, professional, academic and social college experience. The goal of the program is to help first-generation college students feel engaged and appreciated by the broader Rowan University community as a means of improving persistence and personal growth.

The Flying First program provides an opportunity for Rowan University members to increase awareness about the experiences of first-generation college students and to share knowledge and best practices for first-generation college student success.


By accessing the Flying First resources and services, students will:

  • Acknowledge, appreciate and value a diverse community at the University and beyond.
  • Utilize self-directed skills to navigate campus resources.
  • Gain decision-making skills and comprehend how decisions affect themselves and others.
  • Engage in the campus community to create a sense of belonging.
  • Have the ability to build and appreciate positive and meaningful relationships with peers, faculty and staff.
  • Take responsibility for their own success.
  • Develop a connection to Rowan University which facilitates a life-long commitment to the University.