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 Thursday, January 22nd, 5-7 pm, Mountainlair Bowling Alley. Kick off the semester at our annual pizza and bowling party in the Mountainlair! Catch up with your friends and classmates from SSS and say hello to the staff. We will provide pizza and drinks for everyone and cover the cost of bowling as well. The sign up sheet is available in the SSS office now.

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

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