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TRIO Student Support Services Program

Our Mission, Goals, and Objectives

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally-funded TRIO program that provides opportunities for academic development, assists scholars in meeting basic college requirements, and serves to motivate scholars towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education. Although each program is different, we all have the same purpose: to retain and graduate the scholars we serve. Check out our mission, goals, & objectives for TRIO Student Support Services at Washington State University below.

  • Mission

    Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRIO program committed to the success of first-generation, low-income, and/or scholars with disabilities. Our mission is to empower scholars to:

    • Develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and attributes to complete a post-secondary education.
    • Achieve maximum academic success and career readiness.
    • Graduate as skilled, self-actualizing professionals and global citizens who lead through best practices and lifelong learning.

  • Goals

    SSS will provide services to 160 scholars in order to increase persistence, retention, and graduation rates of low income, first generation, and scholars with disabilities by:

    • Assisting scholars in acquiring the necessary skills, knowledge, and attributes to complete a post-secondary education.
    • Maximizing opportunities for financial assistance by improving the financial and economic literacy of scholars.
    • Increasing awareness of graduate and professional options.

  • Objectives

    The Student Support Services program at WSU Pullman will meet the following grant objectives:

    • Serve 160 scholars each year.
    • Assure that 2/3 of scholars qualify as first-generation and low-income, or disabled.
    • 88% of all scholars serviced will persist from one academic year to the beginning of the next academic year.
    • 86% of all enrolled scholars served by SSS will meet the performance level required to stay in good academic standing.
    • 70% of new scholars served each year will graduate within six years.

This grant has been 100% federally funded by the United States Department of Education to serve 160 scholars annually in the amount of $275,105 per year for a period of five years.
Group Photo of TRIO Scholars at Leadership Symposium