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 280 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.

If you want to develop a strong foundation for college success, make TRIO SSS an integral part of your lifelong success. We seek students who are motivated to succeed, complete their college degrees, and assume leadership roles in their communities.

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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Two out of every three UT students qualify for the program.

The following are a few facts about our TRIO Scholars in 2014:

  • Only 45% used TRIO SSS and campus tutorial services.
  • More than 50% attended our study skills workshops and programs.
  • 100% used TRIO SSS advising staff to find answers about their classes, financial aid, and planning for the future.
  • 83% of our students were in Good Standing at the end of the year.
  • 55% received advice and counseling not related to their academic progress.
  • Almost 30% of our students are non-traditional ranging from 24 to 64 years of age.
  • 33% of new TRIO SSS Scholars were transfer students.
  • 61% earned a 2.5 or greater GPA at the end of the year.
  • 66% were enrolled full-time.

Services provided by TRIO SSS include social events, advising, tutoring, and career and some personal counseling, as well as being your resource for answers about university services and completing financial aid forms.

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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: 9/23/15