First Generation and Low-Income Partnership (FLIP)


About Us

The First-Generation and Low-Income Partnership, lovingly referred to as FLIP, exists to provide community, advocacy, and resources for First-Generation and/or Low-Income Students as we navigate the college experience within an institution that is traditionally affluent and built on legacy. We welcome all students who self-identify with either or both of these identities. Come by a meeting or event, or send us an email and connect with us! We're happy to help support you!

Feel free to explore this website for resources, information on being FGLI, helpful links, articles, and more!









Members Benefits

Through FLIP, members can become a part of a collaborative and supportive community of other First-Generation and Low-Income students, faculty, and administrators. Members can attend events that aim to inform the community of the resources that exist that can help FGLI students navigate success, accessibility, and personal wellbeing throughout their time at Mount Holyoke and beyond. FLIP can also provide quick responses to FGLI students' questions or concerns as well as share and circulate information on research, internship, and job opportunities.

Events & Activities

Check out the FLIP Events Page to see all of our updated meeting times, open hours, and events!

Exclusive Resources

Check out the many pages for all FGLI students, specific identities, and families within the Resources tab at the top of this webpage.


We are on Instagram (@mhcflip) and Facebook (@flipmtholyoke)! We also welcome students to email us at for any reason at all!

Our Team

Genesis Galdamez Profile

Genesis Galdamez

Victoria Klapa Profile

Victoria Klapa

Domenica Salazar Profile

Domenica Salazar

Manuela Ribas Profile

Manuela Ribas

Event Coordinator
Nazareth Castro Profile

Nazareth Castro

Ava Schmoelzer Profile

Ava Schmoelzer

Outreach Officer
Sumaiya Jahan Profile

Sumaiya Jahan


Constitution of the MHC First-Generation & Low-Income Partnership

Statement of Purpose

We, the First-Generation and Low-Income students of Mount Holyoke College, form this partnership as an affiliated student organization for the purpose of supporting, representing, and advocating on behalf of individuals identifying as First-Generation and/or Low-Income... click here to read more