First in the Pack

Nevada First in the Pack (FITP) is a first-generation academic outreach support program originally created to supplement existing federally funded first-generation support programs at the University of Nevada, Reno.

About First in the Pack

First-generation students are students in families where neither parent or guardian has graduated from a four-year college or university. Since its creation, the First in the Pack program has maintained positive outcomes and continuously increased the number of students served. Currently, First in the Pack is funded as part of President Marc Johnson's diversity initiative. First in the Pack’s mission is to develop the necessary agency in first-generation students to meet their academic, social, and career goals.

Program eligibility and benefits

Review the information below to learn more about eligiblity requirements and our program's services and benefits.


  • First-generation student or income-qualified
  • Full-time student
  • First-time freshman

You do not need to have U.S. citizenship to be eligible for First in the Pack

Services and benefits

  • Assistance navigating campus resources
  • Support in transitioning to college
  • Help managing time and money
  • FAFSA assistance and scholarships
  • Assistance in solving college problems
  • Academic progress reports to identify needs
  • Major exploration
  • Exclusive access to college workshops