AL1GN is a national conference series dedicated to empowering first-generation and low-income (FGLI) students. Over the course of a weekend, participants exchange ideas, create new relationships with fellow student leaders and concerned staff, and develop the foundation on which impactful work can occur.
How It Works
Student organizers plan and host all aspects of the national conference at their undergraduate institution. The planning process begins in the summer and continues until the conference in the spring. Organizers rely on the support of faculty/staff/administrative coordinators and the AL1GN National Team, but retain full capacity to create unique and novel programming each year.
We make it a priority to provide an inclusive environment for all regardless of age, race, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. All attendees should feel like they belong in our growing community. Our policy is that housing and meals will be provided for all student attendees. Admission is always free.
The application cycle for our next host has closed and AL1GN 2020 will be hosted in Richmond, VA by Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond. Applications for our 2021 host will open in June 2020. Prospective hosts can begin preparing to apply by seeking administrative support, sending students to the national conference, and seeking a full campus buy-in. Let us know you’re thinking about applying – we’d love to hear from you!