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 (currently online)
  • Tutorial Assistance (currently online)
  • Peer Mentoring (currently online)
  • Skill-Building Workshops (currently online)
  • Graduate School and Career Preparation (currently online)
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance and Financial Literacy (currently online)
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Computer Lab (currently unavailable)
  • Social and Cultural Events (currently online)
  • Leadership Development (currently online)
  • Community Resources (currently online)

Program Eligibility

Thank you for your interest in applying to the TRIO SSS program at MSU Denver. The application for the Summer 2022 semester is NOW OPEN- please click here to access the online application 

See 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


Interested in applying for the TRIO Program? CLICK HERE FOR THE SUMMER 2022 APPLICATION.

Applications open Tuesday, January 18th at 8:00 am.

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