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TRIO Student Support Services

The Mission

The mission of KSU TRIO SSS is to increase TRIO participants' persistence and graduation rates and to foster an institutional climate supporting academic success of eligible students. KSU TRIO SSS provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education

Our Vision

To inspire TRIO Student Support Services participants to maximize their personal and academic potential.


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TRIO-specific tutoring is available to TRIO students in several subjects including Mathematics, Chemistry, Geology, and Computer Science and course-related support is offered through their Peer Mentoring Program.

Tutoring involves:

  • Scheduled, one-on-one tutoring sessions for most subjects
  • Peer Mentoring to assist with the college transition and learning strategies
  • Free computer lab access
  • Private study space
  • Membership in a community dedicated to academic success

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Workshops and Events

Workshops and Events

TRIO SSS offers a variety of workshops and events throughout the year to help their students succeed academically and professionally and to build a strong, dedicated community.

Workshops and Events include:

  • Financial literacy
  • Graduate school preparations and campus visits
  • Resume and career preparation
  • Professional and personal development
  • Social events and gatherings
  • Cultural immersion trips and activities

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Academic Mentoring

Academic Mentoring

Academic Mentoring is offered by TRIO SSS to help students take control of their academic career through evaluation of their strengths and academic progress and by helping them develop their academic and career goals.

Academic Mentoring involves:

  • Membership in a community dedicated to academic success and graduation
  • Assistant interpreting the Kent State University GPS
  • Academic mentoring from one of our Program Coordinators
  • Course selection and drop/add counseling
  • Review of academic progress
  • Assistance in choosing a major and developing academic and career goals
  • Strengths assessment and evaluation

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