TRiO is committed to provide educational opportunities for Americansâ€”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.
The TRiO Student Support Services of Kent State University provides a series of academic, personal, social, financial, technological and cultural related support services.
KSU Student Support Services (SSS) offers:
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.