We are excited to announce the establishment of the UChicago First-generation, Low-income, Immigrant (FLI) Network, a new initiative cosponsored by the Center for College Student Success (CCSS) and the office of Student Support Services (SSS) in the Center for Identity + Inclusion. The Network will foster connections and community among first-generation, low-income, and/or immigrant members of the University community. Administrators, faculty, students, and alumni are invited to join the Network. Additionally, if you do not identify with any of the above groups but would still like to support the FLI community, we invite you to participate as an ally.
FLI Network members come from a wide range of backgrounds, have diverse research interests, and are highly ambitious. The FLI Network offers an opportunity for University faculty, staff, and alumni to connect with students and with each other on a deeper level across shared interests and experiences.
We hope you will join us for a Launch Party for the entire campus community on Tuesday, April 24, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave. in the Community Lounge. RSVP here.
Network members can expect opportunities for engagement, connections, learning, skill development, and resource-sharing as we work to foster a sense of belonging and inclusion. During the event, you can learn more about these opportunities, sign up for the Network, participate in a photo booth, and more.
We look forward to continuing the University’s commitment to support our diverse students and campus community, and we hope to see you at the celebration!