About our program
First in the Pack is a college student retention program designed to develop the necessary skills and agency in first-generation and income-qualified students. The cornerstone of the program is First in the Pack peer mentors who are generally upper-class students that build positive and trusting relationships with program participants to provide the support necessary to succeed in college. Currently, First in the Pack is funded as part of President Brian Sandoval's diversity initiative. First in the Pack’s mission is to develop the necessary agency in first-generation and income-qualified (receive the Nevada Guarantee) students to meet their academic, social and career goals.