TRiO Student Support Services
Welcome to TRiO Student Support Services. We want you to succeed and get the most out of your education.
What is TRiO Student Support Services?
TRiO Student Support Services provides academic support to students who are first-generation to college, economically disavantaged, and/or have a disability. Our TRiO program is funded by the Department of Education to work with 200 students at one time. Working with a smaller population of students is what sets us apart from other resources on campus. Having more one-on-one time with students allows us to get to know you better and provide personalized advising. As a result, you will become part of a network of individualized and intensive services designed to enhance your academic and personal development. We also provide opportunities for campus community involvement, workshop participation, and cultural events.
TRiO Student Support Services increases opportunities for academic success for first-generation and/or low-income students and students with disabilities. Our program does this by actively providing comprehensive academic support services and encouragement to our participants. Our overarching goal is to increase graduation and baccalaureate transfer rates for our students and to foster a climate supportive of the success of SSS-eligible students.
What does TRiO Student Support Services offer its participants?
Our participants have access to the following free and exclusive support services and activities:
- Individualized academic planning
- Transfer advising
- Study skills workshops
- One-to-one peer tutoring
- Career advising and assessment
- Financial Aid and Scholarship application assistance
- Extracurricular and cultural events
- University visits
- Referrals to Green River and community resources
- Encouragement, mentoring, and coaching
What is TRiO Student Support Services' success rate?
Nationally, students who participate in TRiO SSS are twice as likely to remain in college than students from similar backgrounds who did not participate in the program.
In 2010-2011, 50 of our program participants completed their degree program at Green River. Thirty-six of them transferred to a university following completion of their degree.
Who is eligible to join TRiO?
Our students are pursuing a variety of transferable majors. You might be eligible if you are a Green River student who is:
- A U.S. citizen or permanent resident, eligible to receive Federal financial aid;
- Working toward your first associate's degree;
- Pursuing a transfer degree with intent to transfer to a 4-year institution after Green River graduation; and
- Currently enrolled in 10 or more credits (at least 5 credits at college level).
You must also meet at least one of the following criteria:
- First-generation college student (neither of your parents has received a bachelor's degree);
- Low-income, according to federal guidelines; and/or
- Have a documented disability and be registered with Disability Support Services.
How can I apply?
Our cohort for the 2012-2013 school year is now full and we are no longer able to accept new applications. We will begin taking new students for 2013-2014 in September. Please drop by our office (LSC 273) to learn more about TRiO's services.
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|TRiO Student Support Services, Main Office||253-833-9111 ext. 2655|
|Christine McMullin, Director||253-833-9111 ext. email@example.com|
|Annalee Dunn, Porgram Support Supervisor||253-833-9111 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Catharine Perrin-Martin, Transfer Specialist/Advisor||253-833-9111 ext. email@example.com|