FG Success @ UF

Welcome to the FG Success @ UF leadership track! This program is here to help you pave the way to be a successful first-generation college student at UF. Through participation and active engagement at various workshops and events, we hope that you gain both personal and professional development. Participants may choose to take part in a series of workshops and earn a certificate - or attend any individual workshop you would like.

Why participate in FG Success @ UF?
*Earn a certificate of completion for your specific track
*Recognition from the Office opf First-Generation Student Success
*Build your resume and portfolio for your attendance and experience at various workshops
 

The key components to FG Success @ UF are:

  1. The courage to ask for help and support
  2. The ability to balance multiple responsibilities
  3. The knowledge to make wise decisions with money
  4. An appreciation of your background as a first generation student
  5. A network of support comprised of peers and adult mentors
  6. A confidence in yourself that you are capable of success
  7. A plan for the future including short and long term goals

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REQUIREMENTS

-Fill out the certificate request form in its entirety

-Submit your completed certificate to our office by the last day of the acedmic year at:

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
155 Tigert Hall
PO Box 113250
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-1265

-Be in the appropriate class standing by the anticipated start and end of your program experience (ie first-year student for the Gator Track)

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OUR CURRENT TRACKS OFFERED**:

Gator Track: Learn about various offices and skills needed to help you create the foundation for a successful UF experience

     **We will be creating more FG Success @ UF tracks very soon!

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TO VIEW & REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS: 

  1. Click the track on the left tab** 
  2. At the end of a workshop, have the presenter sign-off on your certificate. It is your responsibility to check-in with the presenter in order for you to receive credit.

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INTERESTED IN PRESENTING YOUR OWN WORKSHOP?

For faculty, staff, and graduate students we offer an opportunity to bring your presentation ideas to the FG Success @ UF leadership track. Our presentations generally last 45 minutes and cover one of the key components mentioned above. Workshops we are looking for presenters include time management, leadership, financial literacy, and communication among many others.

Please contact Sheraz Iqbal, sherazi@ufsa.ufl.edu if you are interested in presenting a workshop.

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INTERESTED IN MAKING YOUR OFFICE A PART OF THE FG SUCCESS @ UF LEADERSHIP TRACK?

Have your program become a program partner with the Office of First-Generation Student Success. We love to partner with other campus offices and organizations to include their educational programs to our workshop lineup! If you have a program that you would like to offer in the program this year, please contact Sheraz Iqbal, sherazi@ufsa.ufl.edu. Please consider which of the key components listed above would most fit in with your program. We will get back to you on whether we will accept your program as part of our programming series. If the program is selected, we will post the workshop on our website page.

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WE CAN HELP! (FAQs)

What happens when I finish my certificate?

Make sure your certificate is completed in its entriety including your name, and answering all questions about the sessions you've attended. Once completed, please submit your certificate to our office:

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
155 Tigert Hall
PO Box 113250
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-1265

What happens if I can't complete my certificate?

Unfortunately you would not get credit for the specific track you were working towards.

I didn’t receive an email confirmation for my certificate completion.  What do I do?

Send an e-mail to sherazi@ufsa.ufl.edu with your name and date you submitted your certificate to our office. We will double-check our records and respond to you directly.

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ATTENDANCE POLICY

In order for the FG Success @ UF leadership track to be successful, we need to be able to track attendance for the workshop. Please make sure you show up on time, stay the entire session, and have the program presenter sign off your certificate form at the end of the workshop to receive credit for attending.