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Innovations Mission Statement
The mission of WPI’s Innovations Residential Community (RC) is to optimize access to campus resources and support for students who identify as first generation and to foster their personal, academic, and professional development at WPI.

What is First Generation?
First generation is used to define is any student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a 4-year (bachelor’s) college degree in the United States.

What to expect from Innovations

  • Full-time staff and/or faculty members will be Innovations Fellows who will advise, mentor, and support the Innovations RC students.
  • Innovations Fellows, Resident Advisors, and Community Advisors will implement programming to support the community, provide one-on-one opportunities to connect with students, and attend socials in a mentor role to ensure that first generation students have the resources they need to succeed at WPI.
  • Upperclass students who identify as first generation will mentor students, helping them navigate WPI


Learn more about First Gen at WPI:

First Generation Student Success Program

Be the First at WPI