MSU Denver

TRIO Student Support ServicesTrio 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.

If you need to connect with us, please use our emails located on the contact page or email [email protected] if you’re are unsure of which staff member to contact. We will have someone connect with you as soon as we can!

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SSS participants qualify for these proven services

  • Academic Support and Guidance
  • Tutorial Assistance
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Skill-Building Workshops
  • Graduate School and Career Preparation
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance and Financial Literacy
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Computer Lab
  • Social and Cultural Events
  • Leadership Development
  • Community Resources

Program Eligibility

Thank you for your interest in applying to the TRIO SSS program at MSU Denver. The application for TRIO is currently CLOSED for Fall 2022. Please check back at a later date for updated Spring 2023 application information.

Check out a preview of the application here: TRIO Application


To participate, students must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Have a need for academic support
  • Must currently be a degree seeking MSU Denver student


In addition, students must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent has completed a four-year college degree)
  • Meet federal low-income guidelines
  • Have a documented disability

TRIO SSS is federally funded to serve 200 students annually


The TRIO Application for Fall 2022 is currently CLOSED. You can check out a preview of what our application looks like above in the eligibility section.

Please check back later for updated information.

Expectations of Participants

Requirements each semester

Once a student is accepted to participate in the TRIO SSS program, the participant is expected to attend a program orientation and fulfill the following participation requirements each semester:

  • Meet with an SSS professional advisor at least 2 times per semester.
  • Meet with an SSS peer mentor/tutor at least 1 time per semester.
  • Attend at least 1 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

TRIO Triumpants

Each semester there are a few students chosen to represent the TRIO TRIUMPHANTS. View this semester's representatives!

TRIO Triumphants