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 Pizza and Bowling Party Thursday, August 27th, 5-7 pm in the Mountainlair Bowling Alley. Join us for this annual tradition. Meet new friends and catch up with your old ones. All SSS participants are welcome to attend – we’ll cover the cost of bowling and provide the pizza. Guests are $5 at the door. The sign up sheet is available now in the SSS office.

Bartlett House Community Service Activity Mon, Aug 31, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Cacapon Room, Mountainlair. Sign-ups begin Mon, Aug 24th. Jump into community service at WVU! Learn about Morgantown’s local homeless shelter and prepare donations for homeless residents.

Study Abroad Program Thurs, Sept 10, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Laurel Room, Mountainlair. Sign-ups begin Thurs, Sept 3rd. Hear about study abroad experiences and financial aid firsthand from SSS students who have traveled the world.

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

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