A series of informal 50 to 55 minute workshops developed to help student improve their study skills, familiarize themselves with campus resources, and develop effective social and economic skills. Both small group and one-to-one workshops are available. More...
Students in SSS are eligible for tutoring. Students can work with one tutor in a subject area throughout the entire semester meeting the tutor at regularly scheduled times on a weekly basis.
Tutors are available for when you want to schedule only one appointment with a tutor because you need help understanding a particular concept or completing a specific assignment.
Walk-In Tutoring is also available for SSS students. SSS tutors will schedule blocks of time for walk-in tutoring. Tutor schedules will be posted in the SSS Office and on the website, so check these schedules for when walk-in times are available. .
SSS advisors will monitor the academic progress of all participants. They will also provide intrusive advisement to help students successfully persist in their programs of study.
Each fall and spring semester, Progress Reports are sent out on behalf of all TRiO students. Faculty note a student’s attendance, test scores and current grade in the course and can make additional comments for success. Students with less than a “C” in any course are advised to meet with their Advisor to discuss a plan for improvement.
An Academic Plan is developed and updated semester. As a contract between the participant and the SSS Advisor, this plan identifies specific academic/support needs and spells out strategies for addressing these needs.
Students receive ongoing academic support in time management, study skills development, note taking skills, problem solving skills, and conflict management. Students are guided in developing plans for addressing academic weakness and receive recognition for academic successes.
TRiO SSS serve as Advisors for all participants throughout tenure at UT. TRiO specialists have the advantage of knowing the individual needs of their students and can assist them in preparing their class schedules based on these needs.
TRiO SSS provides confidential personal support, crisis intervention, and information and referral services. Students are guided to leadership opportunities on campus and are supported in leadership development.
TRiO utilizes an email distribution, popular social networks and MYUT for sending information, opportunities, announcements to all students and staff.
The Student Support Services (SSS) Grant Aid
The TRiO SSS project now has funds to provide a grant to students. Eligibility for the SSS grant is based on involvement, Pell Grant eligibility, financial need, and class standing.
In order to be considered for the Grant Aid, the following student information will be reviewed and weighted by the selection committee:
- Pell Grant award recipient
- Active TRiO participation
- Enrollment hours
- Class level
- Meet the Federal standards for academic progress (as published in the policy manual for UT)
- Financial need
- Academic Standing