Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TRiO Student Support Services
Academic Success Center
Schwartz Center, Room 207
Phone: (330) 672-3190
TRiO/Student Support Services
What is TRiO?
TRiO is committed to provide educational opportunities for Americans—regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance. The U.S. Congress established a series of eight programs to help low-income individuals enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America's economic and social life.
These programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and referred to as the TRiO Programs (initially just three programs: Upward Bound, Talent Search, Student Support Services). Today, TRiO serves and assists first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.
What is Student Support Services?
The TRiO Student Support Services of Kent State University provides a series of academic, personal, social, financial, technological and cultural related support services.
The project's mission is to provide free support services to low-income students, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities at Kent State University. These services are offered to increase Trio participants' persistence and graduation rates and to foster an institutional climate supporting academic success of eligible students.
To inspire Trio Student Support Services participants to maximize their personal and academic potential.
Student Support Service (SSS) Purpose
SSS is a federally funded TRiO program that provides FREE services to students who are first-generation college students, students registered with the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) office on campus, and those from specific income backgrounds (including Pell Grant recipients). Services include tutoring, mentoring, workshops, laptop lending program, and grant aid. The goal of the program is to help these students succeed, persist, and graduate from college.
- Grant Aid Scholarships
- Scheduled Tutoring - for most subjects
- Peer Mentoring - study skills, test-taking strategies & time management
- Membership in a community dedicated to academic success and graduation
- First generation college student – neither parent has completed a four year college degree
- Meet low income guidelines (go to http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/incomelevels.html for guidelines)
- Have a documented disability – documentation of a disability (learning or physical) must be on file with Student Accessibility Services office.
- Financial literacy
- Test anxiety
- How to get into a grad school
- Grant aid scholarships
- Money matters
- Welcome Back Event
- TRiO Achiever Annual Awards Ceremony
- Student of the month
- Cultural events
- TRiO SSS support group
- Student and career development
- TRiO service project
- Free one-on-one course tutoring
- Study skills tutoring
- Group tutoring
- Scheduled tutoring
- Peer mentoring
- Free computer lab access
- Private Study Space
- Course advising
- Financial Aid/Scholarships
- GPS planning
- Success coaching
- Student development
- Math concentration
- Reading and writing concentration
- Program assistance
- Financial literacy support
- Career guidance
- Resource support
- Graduate school preparation and admission support