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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.



Theater Production “Race” – Thursday, Sept 29, 7:30-9:30pm, CAC. The WVU School of Theatre & Dance will be performing the play, “Race,” by David Mamet in the Gladys G. Davis Theater at the Creative Arts Center on Thursday, September 29th at 7:30. The play is about three lawyers that are forced to confront their own feelings about race when they’re offered the chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black woman. We only have 7 tickets available for SSS participants. The sign-up sheet will be available Thursday, September 22nd at 8 am. You must come in to the SSS office and sign up for your ticket in person. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Study Abroad Presentation – Wednesday, October 5, 4:30-6pm, Laurel Room, Mountainlair 2nd Floor. Hear about study abroad experiences and financial aid firsthand from SSS students who have traveled the world. If you are interested in studying abroad, you should attend this program to get important information about the experience and requirements. The sign-up sheet will be available in the SSS office on Wednesday, Sept 28th.

Cultural Dinner – Thursday, October 13, 5:30-7:30 pm, Peking House – 1125 Van Voorhis Rd. Come experience a variety of Chinese foods and learn about the culture. Seats are limited. The sign-in sheet will be available in the SSS office on Thursday, October 6th.

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