Imprint - Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

Imprint is a compilation of creative writing and scholarly work from Seattle University’s first-generation college community. Imprint is produced annually and released in the Spring Quarter. A committee of staff, faculty, and students mentor our selected contributors through the creative process. Imprint is available online and in The Outreach Center.

Imprint is sponsored by The Outreach Center at Seattle University. The Outreach Center provides support and opportunities for first-generation college students.

Imprint is rooted in three values


Increase visibility of Seattle University's First-Generation community.


Helping the First-Generation College community own their identity as scholars by providing an opportunity for someone to experience a supportive writing process and publish work.


Provide contributors with the opportunity to cultivate mentoring relationships through the writing process.

Who Can Contribute

Seattle University staff, faculty, students, and alumni who identify as first-generation college students are able to submit a writing proposal.