About Us

Our Mission

We advocate for and support our students’ academic, personal, and professional pursuits within a personalized community of care.

Our Vision

To be a model community of support that advances the lifelong success of our students.


we serve students who are:


We provide support in three core areas:
  • Academic Success
    • Tutoring
    • Assistance in interpreting the Kent State University Graduation Planning System (GPS)
    • Assistance with making educated decision when adding and dropping classes
    • Assistance selecting a major
    • Graduate School Visits


  • Personal and Professional Development
    • Assistance making career decisions
    • Assistance securing internships and work-study opportunities
    • Service-learning and other student involvement opportunities
    • Financial planning and awareness workshops
    • Strengths-based assessment and evaluation
    • Traveling cultural immersion experiences


  • Advocacy and Support
    • Assistance navigating academic and financial aid appeal processes
    • Assistance navigating student conduct processes
    • Need based grant-aid (must meet designated criteria)
    • Laptop Lending Program


Are SSS Services Free?

Yes! Just come in to room 111 CUE to sign up.

Who are the tutors and mentors in the SSS program?

Tutors are undergraduate students who have received an "A" in the course that they tutor.

Does SSS offer individual tutoring?

KSU SSS offers both individual and group tutoring and mentoring based on each student's needs.

How often does tutoring happen?

Tutoring usually happens once or twice weekly, depending on the course, to support success in the each respective course.

When does tutoring happen?

Tutoring is offered Monday - Friday beginning as early as 8:50 a.m. and lasting 50 minutes, depending on availability.

Who are some successful TRIO alumni?
  • Oprah Winfrey, Upward Bound, talk show host, author and journalist
  • Franklin Chaang-Diaz, Student Support Services; first Hispanic astronaut
  • A. C. Green, Student Support Services; Oregon State University, NBA basketball player
  • Gwendolynne Moore, Student Support Services; US congresswoman
  • Angela Bassett, Upward Bound, St. Petersberg Junior College, actress
  • Anastasia Pittman, Student Support Services; Oklahoma State Representative
  • Beatrice Berry, Upward Bound, University of Delaware, author, award-winning lecturer
  • John Quinones, Upward Bound, St Mary's University, correspondent for ABC news, "Prime Time Live"
  • Viola Davis, Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Rhode Island College, actress
Where is the Student Support Services program?