First Gen Week: November 6-10
November 8 was selected as the date for the annual National First-Generation College Celebration to honor the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Each year, UTC hosts a week-long celebration to recognize first-generation college students, faculty, and staff. Learn more about First Gen Week here
Alpha Alpha Alpha or Tri Alpha for short is the national honor society recognizing the academic achievement of first-generation college students. UTC is home to the Alpha Eta chapter. New members are inducted every spring semester. Members receive a certificate, pin, and honor cord. Learn more about Tri Alpha here.
President – Stormy Elrod
Vice President – Anna Jenkins
Treasurer – Madison Tyler
Secretary – Autumn Thompson
First Forward Institution
UTC is proud to be one of the first institutions to receive the First-Gen Forward designation, a program designed for colleges and universities committed to first-generation student success. Learn more about First-Gen Forward here.