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.



AP – Moving on & Moving out: Tips & Tools of the Housing Process Thurs, Oct 23rd, 11am-12pm, 250 Hodges Hall. Representatives from the Off-Campus Housing office and Student Legal Services will be on hand to help guide you on your search for your next home away from home. Sign up sheet will be available in the SSS office Thurs, Oct 16th.

Autumn Fest Wed, Oct 29th, 6-9 pm, Gaskins House Lounge. Join us, if you dare, for a frightful evening of pumpkin carving, scary movie watching, hauntingly good food and an all-around Spook-tacular good time! This event will take place at the Haunted Gaskins House Lounge (709 North High Street) from 6-9 pm. Costumes are encouraged. Call or stop by the SSS office to sign up.

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

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