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Breaking Barriers

A comprehensive program for first-generation, limited-income, and undocumented+ students.

Breaking Barriers is led by the Assistant Dean of Support & Belonging. The group provides mentorship, programming, support services, and resources to first-generation, limited-income, and undocumented+ students (FGLI+).


Who We Support

Breaking Barriers - First Generation

FGLI Students

First-generation and limited-income students can find a community of peers and mentors who can provide guidance, support, and resources to help navigate the college experience. 

Breaking Barriers - Undocu+

Undocu+ Students

If you're a student who is undocumented, DACA, or TPS, Breaking Barriers can provide a safe space to discuss concerns, hopes, and dreams. Explore resources, scholarships & fellowships.

Joining the Community

Breaking Barriers Scholars may identify with one or more of the following experiences and are part of a larger community composed of peers, staff, and faculty at Bryn Mawr who share these experiences. All eligible incoming students are initially invited to the program; however, anyone may opt-in at any point throughout their time at Bryn Mawr.

To be eligible, students must identify with at least one of the following,

  • First-Generation
  • Limited-Income
  • Undocumented+/DACA

More about the Breaking Barriers Scholar Experience

Attention Current Students

It's not too late to become a Breaking Barriers Scholar! Register to enjoy all the great benefits of belonging to our FGLI community.

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Contact Us

Breaking Barriers

Student Life and Wellness Building

Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899

Phone: 610-526-6588
Fax: 610-526-6593

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