West Virginia University


Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRiO grant program. Other TRiO programs that you may have heard of include Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Sciences, Veterans Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program. These programs were established to assist students overcome class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education. Each serves a slightly different population and many work in conjunction with one another to support students through varying portions of their academic careers. A full description of each TRiO program may be found on the Council for Opportunity in Education’s website.



Welcome to the Semester: Game Night Thursday, January 19, 5-7 pm, Mountaineer Room, 2nd floor of the Mountainlair. Join us for some friendly competitions with fellow SSS participants or just stop by to catch up with us. Pizza and drinks will be provided. The sign up sheet is available in the SSS office now.

Craft Night Tuesday, February 7, 5-6:30 pm, Kanawha Room, 2nd floor of the Mountainlair. Show your creative side and get crafty with Kylie and your SSS friends! Craft project TBA – all materials will be provided. Spaces are limited for this event. The sign-up sheet will be available in the SSS office on Tuesday, January 31st.

Check out the latest copy of the SSS Newsletter, “the aSSiStant” on the News and Events page!*

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