TRiO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services

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Referred to as the TRIO program or the TRIO SSS program, TRIO Student Support Services is one of UT's oldest student retention programs. Federally funded since October of 2001, our selective program has supported more than 300 students toward a baccalaureate degree. One third of those graduates have begun graduate programs across the region.

TRIO SSS is not a tutoring program. We support independence and provide opportunities to develop leadership skills. TRIO SSS is a way to get involved on campus and be your own person. Being in TRIO SSS means you want to have the easiest and most fun college experience that you can. Our students are motivated to succeed, are committed to completing their college degrees, and plan to assume leadership roles in their communities.

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Two out of every three UT students could be a TRIO Scholar.

SSS students are resourceful taking advantage of in-house and campus tutorial services. Scholars can learn new skills or improve old one with our academic seminars and workshops.

SSS students are informed and work with advisors, tutors, and mentors to find about their classes, financial aid, and planning for the future.

TRIO SSS Scholars are strong learners. More than 2/3rds are in Good Standing at the end of the year. Most earn a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Those who need help work closely with our staff.

TRIO SSS Scholars enjoy more than help with their classes. We offer advice and counseling on financial matters, goal setting, preparing for graduate school, and more.

TRIO SSS Scholars are a diverse group. Almost 30% of our students are non-traditional ranging from 24 to 64 years of age. One third are transfer students.  Many have families.


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Join TRIO because it Works!

✓ Receive the attention you deserve. Our student to staff ratio is 40:1 or lower each semester ✓ We value your time ✓ We know your story ✓ We make being a UT Rocket easy and fun ✓ We find useful information to help you stay on track ✓ We find answers to all your questions ✓ We are friendly and always available ✓ We have late office hours and a convenient location ✓ No one will hustle you out the door ✓ The TRIO Student Support Services program at UT wants you to successfully complete college. ✓ We make college affordable ✓ We give you skills you can use after graduation

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TRIO projects are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are the TRIO Programs because there were initially three (TRIO Educational Talent Search, TRIO Upward Bound, and TRIO Student Support Services). This Student Support Services Project is 100% federally funded at $231,103 annually.
Last Updated: 9/6/16