Benefits

  • An affordable national initiation fee of $10 (for students) and $20 for faculty, staff, and alumni (as of March 2018), plus local initiation fee.
  • A certificate and pin signifying membership. Membership is for life.
  • An outward recognition of personal accomplishment and an incentive for continued high scholarship.
  • The opportunity to meet other first-generation scholars from all academic disciplines on your campus and to join them in promoting academic excellence and creating a supportive environment for first-generation college students.
  • Identifies you to employers, professionals, and graduate schools as a person of superior academic ability and commitment.
  • Ability to mentor younger first-generation students.
  • Ability to receive mentoring from more senior first-generation students, as well as faculty, staff, and alumni who were first-generation students.
  • Local chapter leadership opportunities.


Student officers read the names of faculty and staff inductees.