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How much time does it take to participate in the TRiO SSS program?

This is up to you – it can take as little as one hour each quarter or several hours each week. You decide which services to utilize.

I would like to meet more students like me. How can SSS help?

The program offers many social and educational events each semester. In the past, these have included trips to music concerts, area plays, museums, college campus visits and cultural trips to Chicago. The SSS program also purchases tickets to a variety of campus activities that participants can attend together.

Can SSS help with the transition to college life?

Yes! SSS makes the transition smoother by offering one-on-one academic and career advising as well as workshops on managing your time efficiently, getting along with instructors, financing your education, planning your four-year degree and beyond, and many other topics.

If I join SSS, what am I required to do?

SSS tends to have expectations rather than requirements. It is expected that you will be committed to earning your degree and that you will take advantage of SSS services that meet your academic needs. The SSS staff will make recommendations for you that we expect you to carefully consider.

Why should I become a TRiO SSS participant?

SSS provides a personal college “safety net” from enrollment in the program through graduation. The program can help you build on your strengths and address your areas of concern. By becoming a participant, you will gain access to services and opportunities not available to other students on campus.