First-Generation and Multicultural (FaM) Business Program

The First-Generation and Multicultural (FaM) Business Program is a comprehensive program designed to increase support for and resources to students who identify as first-generation or multicultural or both. FaM is unique to the CU Denver Business School. We strive to help students deepen community, build social capital and career networks, and access their careers of interest. We provide peer and career/alumni mentorship and offer scholarships, year-round programming, internships, and many opportunities to engage in learning experiences - both in and outside the classroom - that help students successfully navigate their future career fields.

FaM establishes an active and vibrant culture of inclusion that identifies students' strengths and fosters excellence. We recognize and intentionally address historical institutional barriers to student success by strengthening connections with Business School and campus-wide resources, engaging with industry partners, and lowering barriers to a wide spectrum of learning and growth opportunities.

What We Do

FaM is more than just an additional resource for first-generation and diverse students - it is a place to call home, where students are part of a validating environment that values their identity, accelerates their success, and deepens community. We support students' college completion by focusing on enhanced experiential learning opportunities, bolstering financial stability through paid mentorships, and increased access to academic support and career readiness programming that helps launch them into their careers after graduation.