MSU Denver

What is TRIO Student Support Services?

TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) is a holistic student support program that is committed to creating a campus community where students’ goals are nurtured through individualized support and the development of an inclusive and diverse community. TRIO SSS offers a variety of services such as academic advising, peer tutoring, graduate school and career prep, academic and personal skill building, and financial literacy workshops.

 

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TRIO Fast Facts

  • 75% of TRIO students are in good academic standing
  • 68% of TRIO students start and stay at MSU Denver
  • 60% of TRIO students graduate within 6-years

Who Can Join Us?

We serve students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with an academic need who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • neither parent graduated from a four-year college
  • qualify as low-income under federal income guidelines
  • have a disability documented with the Access Center

Why TRIO?

Benefits and Opportunities

Academic Coaching and Support
Every community member is paired with a TRIO SSS Advisor who provides academic advising, coaching and guidance.

Peer Mentorship
First-year and transfer students receive guidance and support from other TRIO SSS students on how to succeed at MSU Denver.

Tutoring and Academic Skill Development
Free individualized tutoring in math, writing, and college learning strategies.

Financial Assistance, Planning and Education
TRIO students receive receive assistance in navigating educational funding opportunities by offering support in completing the FAFSA, scholarships, financial planning and financial literacy.

In-Demand Career Skills and Graduate School Preparation
We create pathways for a successful transition from college to a career or a graduate program by identifying and increasing individual strengths and skill sets.

Connection to Campus Resources
We bridge our members to students, faculty and staff to increase their readiness to advance in a career or attend graduate school.

Cultural Awareness, Understanding and Appreciation
We build a sense of community while engaging in cultural events that expand students’ views about differences.

Computer Lab and Study Lounge
We offer a comfortable space where our students can focus on their learning outside the classroom.

TRIO Application

The TRIO application for Fall 2022 is currently CLOSED.

Please check back later for updated information on when the application will reopen, or contact the TRIO team at [email protected] with any questions you may have.

Participant Expectations

Requirements each semester

Once a student is accepted into the TRIO SSS program, the participant is expected to fulfill the following participation requirements each semester:

  • Meet with an SSS professional advisor at least 1 times per semester
  • Complete a Education Action Career Plan with a TRIO advisor
  • Meet with an TRIO SSS peer mentor/tutor at least 1 time per semester.
  • Attend at least 1 TRIO SSS workshop per semester.
  • Complete 1 elective
  • Complete 1 meeting or event with the C2Hub (Career Services)
  • Complete at least 1 financial literacy session per semester