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 Event – Thursday, August 25th, 5:00 – 7:00pm, Mountainlair Bowling Alley. The annual pizza and bowling welcome event is always a fun time! Come out to meet our new SSS participants and reunite with old ones. Bring a guest for just $5 per person. Pizza and drinks will be provided and we will cover the costs for bowling. The sign-up sheet is available now in the SSS office. Call the SSS office (304-293-6629) or stop by to sign up to let us know you’ll be there.

Additional events coming soon…..

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