Student Support Services
is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and provides support
services to first generation college students, low-income college
students, and students with disabilities persuing a four year degree. Help is also provided
and group tutoring in Math and English.
completing financial aid, scholarship, and loan
counseling and occupational information.
materials and supplies available for loan.
school counseling and campus visitations.
- Study groups
and informal support networks.
- Workshops on
personal and academic issues.
are just a few of the comments our former students have made:
"Student Support Services staff were
very friendly. When things weren't going well I could always count
on them to make me feel more confident."
"I believe that student camaraderie
may be the single greatest asset this program has. We are all
in this together and after a few years we become family."
"The tutoring was great help! I have met
many new friends! The resources available are WONDERFUL (i.e.
computers, books, supplies)."
"Staff helped me hang in there when I
was about ready to give up and quit trying."
"They let me know when I was doing
poorly in a class so I could get help."
Student Support Services
mission of Student Support Services as a federal TRiO program is
to encourage and assist people who are traditionally
under-represented in post-secondary education because of income,
family educational background, disability, or in the preparation
for, and completion of a post-secondary education.
accomplish this mission, the TRiO program must:
Serve as advocate for success in higher education
Provide services to assist individuals to achieve their
Facilitate the educational development of individuals served
Provide an environment that recognized the diversity of
backgrounds and learning styles of the individuals served
Develop collaborative relationships with campus and surrounding
communities to promote and environment conducive to the
completion of a post-secondary education
TRIO program must incorporate student learning and student
development in its mission. The
TRIO program must enhance overall educational experiences.
The TRIO program must develop record, disseminate,
implement and regularly review its mission and goals.
statements must be consistent with the mission and goals of the
institution and with the standards in this document.
The TRIO programs must operate as an integral part of
Shawnee State University’s overall mission.
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