TRiO is committed to providing 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.
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.
The TRiO Student Support Services of Kent State University provides a series of academic support and other services to assist in persistence in college to degree completion.
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.
To inspire TRiO Student Support Services participants to maximize their personal and academic potential.You must be a US citizen (or eligible non-citizen) in need of academic support and you must meet one or more of the following requirements: