Student Support Services, one of the federally funded TRIO programs, helps students stay in college until they earn their baccalaureate degrees. Participants receive comprehensive services, which include tutoring, counseling and instruction. Students are now being served in programs sponsored by more than 700 two and four-year colleges and universities nationwide.Students participating in the Student Support Services/TRIO Program are more than twice as likely to remain in college than those students from similar backgrounds who don't participate in the program.
- Academic Advising
Advisors work one-on-one with students to improve academic performance and successfully complete their goals. They also help with registration and degree audits.
- Cultural Enrichment Trips
SSS participants will get to experience free cultural enrichment trips which may include free transportation, shows, and food (if applicable).
- Financial Aid and Scholarships
Advisors are available to assist students with questions and concerns arising from financial services. Students also are given access to information about scholarships and grants.
- Lending Library
Program staff will refer appropriate students to The Center for Women and Men lending library to borrow books for their classes. As long as we have the books, it’s free!
- Peer Mentoring Program
Former and current Student Support Services participants provide mentoring and support to help SSS students adjust to college life.
- Personal and Career Counseling
Advisers assist students in finding solutions to personal problems and developing an awareness of educational and career goals.
- SSS LOT (Leaders of Tomorrow) Club
The SSS LOT Club’s mission is to promote educational excellence, by fostering a sense of community through positive personal and professional relationships and by providing a strong support structure to reinforce the overall goals and objectives of TRiO while building character, integrity, and vision for our leaders of tomorrow.
- Summer Bridge Experience
This program is designed to provide students with a head start into the college experience, create a sense of community, learn tips on good study habits, and gain information and support services to stay in school.
- Supplemental Instruction
Program staff will refer appropriate students to the College’s Supplemental Instruction program, which provides extra weekly instruction focusing on more difficult subjects.
- Transfer Assistance
Campus visits, guidance and information are provided to prepare students to successfully transfer to and graduate from a four-year institution.
Trained peer and professional tutors are available to provide help in reading, writing, math, and other required courses.
Numerous workshops are provided to enhance the academic skills of Student Support Services participants.