Student Support Services is a federally funded TRIO program. We are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and provide a variety of free support services to help our participants become successful college graduates. We provide many services including: academic advising, assistance with accessing campus services including financial aid, mentoring, tutoring, opportunities to participate in social/cultural activities, and much more.
Our goal is to help you achieve success. By participating in our program you will have access to exclusive services that include one-on-one tutoring and your very own Academic Advisor/Life Skills Counselor. Your Counselor can work with you on anything you need help with, including class schedules, degree plans, career choices, financial aid, transferring to a university and any social or personal issue that impacts your college success. We will do whatever we can to help you succeed.
Did You Know?
Students who participate in SSS-TRIO are three times more likely to complete a degree than their TRIO-eligible peers who did not participate in SSS-TRIO. TRIO Works!
You're In Good Company! Famous TRIO Alumni Include:
Angela Bassett, Upward Bound, Academy Award Nominated Actress
Franklin Chang-Diaz, Student Support Services, First Hispanic Astronaut
Viola Davis, Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Academy Award Winning Actress
Patrick Ewing, Upward Bound, Coach, Olympian and Former Professional Basketball Player
A.C. Green, Student Support Services, Former Professional Basketball Player
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Upward Bound, Music Producers
Troy Polamalu, Upward Bound, Professional Football Player
Kevin Shibilski, Student Support Services, Wisconsin State Senator
Oprah Winfrey, Upward Bound, talk show host, author and journalist
Who is Eligible?
Prospective SSS-TRIO participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and must meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria to qualify for our FREE services:
Be a first-generation college student (neither parent currently has a four-year college degree)
Be an income-eligible student (based on taxable income level)
Be a student with a documented disability
Students interested in becoming an SSS-TRIO participant must complete an application in person by visiting 116 Warner Hall.
Office: 116 Warner Hall
Hours: M–F, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Laura Franklin, Director
PENDING, Learning Specialist
Daria Heil, Program Assistant
Caroline Kroll, Program Assistant
Elliott Parsons, Tutor Coordinator
Sharon Pink, Counselor/Advisor
Michael Von Hollen, Academic Coach
PLEASE NOTE: SSS-TRIO serves TRIO students and answers questions regarding the TRIO program. Contact SSS-TRIO
For campus-wide student assistance including housing, financial aid, administration, and other support, please contact Student Services