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Student Support Services (SSS) is all about student achievement and success.  It's an opportunity for first-generation college students from low and moderate income families to:

  • Strengthen academic skills
  • Develop personal confidence
  • Explore majors and careers
  • Build new friendships
  • Make plans for the future
  • Graduate!

SSS Scholars can take advantage of free programs and services available only to program participants.  For example, super priority registration, academic advising and counseling, career/major guidance, financial aid troubleshooting, free laptop rental and special SSS sections of UNV 101: Orientation to College & Beyond. 

You may be eligible to be an SSS Scholar if you come from a low or moderate income family and neither parent has earned a bachelor’s degree.


Letter From The Director

Dear SSS Scholars,

The staff of Student Support Services would like to welcome you to your support community. 

College is an incredible journey that will require work, but you don’t have to travel that journey alone. The staff and students of SSS are your Community of Support. We are here to teach, guide, and support you. 

College is an incredible journey with both opportunities and challenges. Few people around the world have the opportunity you have been given. To make the most of this opportunity will require persistence, passion and hard work.  Thomas Edison once said, "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

Earning a college degree is going to require work. 

  • It will mean going to classes you don’t find interesting. 
  • It will mean getting yourself to class when you’d rather be in bed or somewhere else. 
  • It will mean struggling to understand ideas that are new to you. 
  • It will mean working harder and longer on assignments than you’ve ever had to before. 

Earning a college degree is going to require work…but there will be opportunities that grow from the work. 

  • You will be fascinated by courses and subjects that you never even knew existed. 
  • You will develop confidence in your ability to manage yourself and your time. 
  • You will find new passions and new interests. 
  • You will find you are capable of so much more than you have ever asked of yourself before.

Take some time to review and familiarize yourself with your SSS Community of Support. Please take advantage of the many programs and services SSS has to offer, so we can all celebrate with you when you reach graduation.


Director, TRIO Student Support Services