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 Social: Game Night! Thursday, January 21, 5-7 pm, Mountaineer Room – Mountainlair. Do you like board games? Join us to compete with fellow SSS participants or just stop by to catch up with us. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Sign up sheet available now in SSS office.

National TRIO Day of Service Saturday, February 13, afternoon. Location TBA. Help us celebrate National TRIO Day by participating in a community service project. Details are being finalized now and will be sent out to everyone via email prior to the event. The sign-up sheet will be available in the SSS office on Friday, February 5th.

College Goal Sunday Sunday, February 21, 1-4pm, Woodburn Hall. Get free, on-site professional assistance completing your 2016-17 FAFSA! Financial aid experts, as well as SSS staff, will be available to help you. You can sign up immediately on cfwv.com or talk to your SSS Counselor.

Grad School Prep Seminar Series Weekly sessions February 29 – March 18. Each session will be 90 minutes in length. Time and location on downtown campus TBA. This 3-part workshop will fully prepare you for the graduate school application and selection process. Learn about how to find the right school for you, write a stand-out personal statement, pay for grad school, and prepare a competitive application. Highly recommended for sophomores and juniors considering grad school!

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

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