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.



National TRIO Day of Service: Bakers Club Saturday, February 28th, 10 am – 1 pm, Ronald McDonald House, 841 Country Club Drive. Help us celebrate National TRIO Day at our local Ronald McDonald House. We will be preparing baked goods and treats for the residents of the house. After that, we will join with fellow TRIO programs on campus for a group photo. The sign up sheet for this event will be available on Friday, February 20th in the SSS office.

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