The First-Generation and Multicultural (FaM) Business Program is a comprehensive program designed to help its students build social capital and career networks, gain meaningful exposure to careers of interest, and access resources and people that ultimately help them complete their degrees. 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.

We establish 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.

FaM also has space for students and industry to gather, collaborate, and be in community with each other. Come visit us on the 4th floor of the CU Denver Business School building! We look forward to being a part of our students' college journeys and supporting their successes in college and beyond.

Mission: Our program supports first-generation and multicultural students pursuing an education and business career to achieve their goals for themselves, their communities, and society by equipping them with the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. 
Purpose: To nurture emerging first-generation and multicultural leaders in business - a powerful driver for good - by supporting their degree completion and career readiness.
Values: Community, Equity, Opportunity, Service, Empowerment

Who is a First-Gen Student?

A first-generation college student is a student whose parent(s) did not complete a four-year college degree. Here at the CU Denver Business School, roughly half of our undergraduate students identify as first-gen.

Excellence in Diversity 

We believe that students enter college with the essential strengths and skills needed to be successful. Throughout their participation in this program, students will connect with Business School and campus resources, deepen critical thinking skills, reframe complex problems, and develop new ideas. Our aim is to work alongside students and empower them to become the the next generation of business leaders. We develop thoughtful and inclusive leaders who leverage their strengths and abilities to serve a wide array of communities in culturally resonate and impactful ways.