Maverick Firsts is a group of students, alumni, faculty, and staff working to support and celebrate first-generation college students here at Minnesota State Mankato. Our goal is to help first-generation students find their place in college and beyond. Thanks for visiting our website. We hope you’ll surf around and connect with us.

Maverick Firsts works in collaboration with TRIO, Student Support Services at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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About Maverick Firsts

Celebrating first-generation college students, supporting them and helping them find their place.

Maverick Firsts Advocates

Providing a support network for our students, Mavericks Firsts Advocates are here to help you.

The Finding Your Place Podcast

The Finding Your Place College podcast is a podcast created for students by students. Six student producers (four from MSU, Mankato and two from Century Community College in St. Paul) explore the joys and challenges of college.

Maverick Firsts Stories

Every year Maverick Firsts hosts at least one Finding Your Place storytelling event. These events feature first-generation alumni, students, faculty, and staff sharing their college stories.

Maverick Firsts Student Resources

Achieving a goal can often be a difficult road to travel alone. Here are some Minnesota State University, Mankato resources that can help you along the way.

Maverick Firsts Faculty and Staff Resources

Scholarship, writing, and organizations exploring social class and college. Here you will find resources to help you better understand and work with first-generation students