Partners in supporting & encouraging first-gen students

College Partners

Strive for College partners with colleges and universities from across the country that place a high value on admitting and supporting first-gen college students. College Partners contribute to the I'm First! Stories campaign, nominate students to write for the I'm First! blog, are featured in the I'm First! Guide to College, and participate in Strive's online college mentoring platform, UStrive.

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North Carolina

Davidson College

Meredith College

University of North Carolina at Asheville

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of North Carolina Wilmington


Case Western Reserve University

Miami University

University of Dayton

Walsh University

Wittenburg University


Oklahoma Baptist University


Reed College

University of Oregon

Willamette University


Alvernia University

Arcadia University

Carnegie Mellon University

Chatham University

Dickinson College

Gettysburg College

Moravian College

Shippensburg University

Susquehanna University

Temple University

University of Pennsylvania

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Coastal Carolina University


Belmont University

Lincoln Memorial University

Vanderbilt University


Concordia University Texas

Huston-Tillotson University

St. Edwards University

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas State University

Texas Tech University

The University of Texas at Austin


Weber State University


Middlebury College


Christopher Newport University

College of William & Mary

George Mason University

Old Dominion University

University of Mary Washington

University of Richmond

University of Virginia

University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Washington and Lee University


Seattle University

University of Puget Sound

Whitman College

West Virginia

Davis & Elkins College


University of Wisconsin-Madison