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 – Study Abroad Tues, Dec 2nd, 1-2:30 pm, Shenandoah Room – Mountainlair. International program followed by desserts from around the world.

AP – McNair Scholars Program Wed, Dec 3rd, 1-2 pm, Shenandoah Room – Mountainlair. Come and learn more about the Robert E. McNair Scholars program.

Graduation & Recognition Reception Thurs, Dec 4th, 5-7 pm, Rhododendron Room – Mountainlair. Dessert reception to recognize December grads.

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

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