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TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is committed to creating a campus community where students' goals are nurtured through individualized support and the development of an inclusive culture.



Update to services for TRIO SSS Participants (as of March 16, 2020):

In order to be compliant with the social distancing recommendations in mitigating the community spread of the Coronavirus, TRIO SSS has taken several steps to maintain student support and engagement opportunities online. 

All tutoring will now be through Microsoft Teams. You can access Teams when you sign into your MSU Denver email, just click on the on the apps menu on the left-hand side of the screen. You can also download the Teams App and use it on your phone.

All TRIO advising and peer mentor tutor appointments will now be done over the phone or through Teams.

You can complete your elective requirement through our online workshops on Blackboard. Your financial literacy requirement can be completed through CashCourse. We will update you on how to complete your in-person requirement and your Career Services requirement once we get more information on what campus life will be like in the coming weeks. We will make sure to allow plenty of time and flexibility for requirement completion so that you can receive the TRIO Scholarship for the fall 2020 semester.

In-person workshops have been canceled for the month of March. We will send updates on what in-person workshops will be once we have more information about what campus life will be like in the coming weeks.

If you need to connect with us please use our emails located on the contact link located to the left or email if you are unsure of which staff member to contact. We will have someone connect with you as soon as we can.

We will also be sharing updates on the news and events link.

With most students at home during Spring Break week, President Janine Davidson willbe hosting a student-focused online town hall meeting on Thursday, March 26, at 2 p.m. to answer your questions. You can watch the meeting online on the University’s livestream page. Please submit your questions in advance to make sure the president can respond to as many as possible at the event.   

  1. The Health Center at Aurariaremains open Monday-Thursday from 8m.-5 p.m. and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Fridays. Please call 303-615-9999 for a medical consultation or to schedule an appointment at the center in Plaza 150. Consultations regarding COVID-19 are free of charge. The Health Center also provides an array of clinical services, including mental-health support. 
  2. Technology Needs for Class: If you don’t have a personal device other than a cell phone and/or yourcell phone is inadequate for your class requirements, visit edu/technology/hardware or call 303-352-7548 to request a device. You may be eligible for the Student Emergency Retention Fund to purchase a computer or secure a loaner from the University. 
  3. The Student Emergency Fundcan offer relief for students in dire circumstances so that they can quickly get financial support to pay essential bills and/or obtain necessary supplies. This fund may be of particular value to students who have lost their jobs or work hours due to COVID-19 layoffs. Apply using the link above or call the Student Care Center at 303-615-0006 to speak with a case manager about the process.  
  4. The Student Care Centerstaff is adept at supporting students through some of life’s most challenging circumstances, including housing insecurity, physical- and mental-health stressors, unemployment and other unmet needs. The center can advise on academic and University options available to students as well. Let them know how they can help you or a classmate by emailing, calling 303-615-0006 or filing a CARE referral. With the Roadrunner Food Pantry currently closed, please contact the MSU Denver Student Care Center if you’re facing food insecurity. In addition to connecting you with community resources such as those offered through Hunger Free Colorado and 2-1-1, the center can offer financial support for purchasing groceries and/or determine your eligibility for a no-cost meal-delivery service. The Care Center will also continue to bring Mobile Food Pantries to campus, including one tomorrow from 9-11 a.m. (or while supplies last) that will be distributing pre-made boxes of supplies from the Auraria Campus Walnut Lot. All MSU Denver students in need are eligible to pick up food, and you can drive or walk up, as social distancing measures will be in place. Check the Roadrunner Food Pantry website for additional resources. 
  5. Counseling Center: During this period of social isolation, we realize the importance of human connection and attending to our mental health more than ever. Mental-health support (therapy) is available virtually to students through the University’s Counseling Center. To connect with a therapist please call 303-615-9902and leave a message with your name, telephone number and 900#. For urgent after-hours and weekend needs, call the University’s mental-health crisis line at 303-615-9911 to speak with a trained p 
  6. The Classroom to Career (C2) Hubis available to support your job search needs. We are working to incorporate new job postings into the Career Link Career Lab is also going virtual as of Monday, March 23! The lab will be open on reduced hours next week (1-3 p.m. Monday, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. Thursday), but more information on extended hours will be available March 30. To schedule a virtual appointment, email
  7. Center for Equity and Student Achievement (CESA)is prepared to assist you virtually, including programming for First-Gen Initiatives, Immigrant Services and the LGBTQ Student Resource Center. Please email or visit the CESA website for more information. 
  8. The Phoenix Center at Aurariais offering a full range of services while campus operates Schedule an appointment for Zoom or telephone, contact an advocate, or visit their social media for info on Sexual Assault Awareness Month or other activities. The helpline is open 24/7 at 303-556-2255. 
  9. Collegiate Recovery Communitycontinues to offer peer-to-peer connection, resources, activities and sober fun for anyone who needs assistance. Meetings are Monday/Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Zoom. Monday’s meeting ID is 603 672 201 and Thursday’s meeting ID is 245 022 889. The password for both sessions is ARC. For immediate support, contact the Auraria after-hours crisis line at 303-615-9911 or text TALK to 38255. For more information, email 


Staff welcoming participants back to a cool semesterYour 2019 TRIO SSS Staff

 Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will receive support that promotes self-confidence and independence regarding the process of navigating higher education and completing their degree.
  • Students will be intellectually challenged to discover a passion for learning and develop a plan for obtaining their degree and pursuing a life-long career.
  • Students will build a connection to campus while being supported by an office that values their identity development.


"...students in the TRIO Student Support Services program are more than twice as likely to remain in college than those students from similar backgrounds who did not participate in the program."

Council for Opportunity in Education



Student Support Services
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