First Wildcats Student Organization

First Wildcats Facebook Group

First Wildcats is the first generation student organization on campus. The purpose of First Wildcats is to build and strengthen connections between first generation college students and other NMU students, faculty, staff and campus resources. On average, about 35% of NMU students are the first in their family to attend college. As a first generation student you can be a part of the First Wildcats organization and we invite you to become involved with us during your time here at Northern. Find a support system of other students going through the same things as you, learn more about how to succeed at Northern, and make lifelong connections. 

Membership is open to any student who is a first generation college student or who would like to connect with first generation students. For more information contact Haley Rhoades at

A Facebook group has been created as a virtual space to ask questions, connect with each other, and talk about your experiences at NMU. Join the group here:

Have ideas for other topics and programs? Contact Haley Rhoades at