TRIO Student Support Services
TRIO Student Support Services is here to help you achieve your current and future goals. We are a one-stop-shop that will support you with whatever you may need throughout your college career here at Triton College.
The purpose of the TRIO Student Support Services program is to provide academic and other support services to college students to increase student retention and graduation rates, facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges, and foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of Triton students. We service students of low-income and first generation college students (neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree from the US) and individuals with disabilities. Eligible students must be working towards completion of a certificate and/or their first associate's degree.
TRIO Student Support Services can be the difference between where you are and where you want to be! For more information feel free to stop by the office in A106 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melanie Olivera-Jones, MBA
Program Director of TRIO
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3484
Virtual Appointments and In-person Appointments (Available Upon Request)
View upcoming events and workshops sponsored by TRIO.
To be eligible for TRIO services, please complete the application below. After completion, a TRIO staff member will reach out to advise of next steps.
Purpose: The purpose of the SSS program is to provide academic and other support services to low-income, first-generation, or disabled college students to increase student retention and graduation rates, facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges, and foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities.
Student Eligibility: SSS program participants must be low-income and first-generation, or disabled college students. In addition, students must have been determined to have academic need. Eligible students must be working towards completion of a certificate and/or their first associate's degree.
TRIO Program Services
Our advisors provide pre-registration advisement; drop/add counseling, referrals for tutoring and other areas, assistance in selecting a major, and assistance in developing realistic schedules and course loads.
Personal and Career Mentoring
Advisors and mentors are available to help you understand and cope with the challenges students face in college. They help participants transition to college, assist in major and career selection, and provide assistance in identifying opportunities and resources that will enhance student experiences.
Tutoring and Study Tables
All TRIO students are encouraged to use our free in-person tutoring services as well as utilizing SmartThinking, an online tutoring program located on your student portal. Study Tables will also be facilitated throughout the semester. Contact your mentor or advisor if you would like to set up a study table or want to reserve a private room for you or a group to study.
We assist students in researching four-year institutions and support students through the application and selection process by providing college visits and collaborating with four year institutions. Once students graduate, we help them transition into their new college environment by providing mentoring and advising.
Academic, Career and Financial Workshops
Throughout the semester, workshops are offered to enhance the academic and personal growth of students in the program. These workshops may include financial aid, financial literacy, time management, study skills and test-taking skills strategies.
Financial Aid Advisement
Our staff can assist in completing financial aid and scholarship applications; and determine and share resources.
Cultural and Educational Activities
Student Support Services assists students in exploring the world beyond classroom walls by arranging excursions to cultural and educational events.
Referrals to Other Campus Resources
We also assist in identifying additional campus resources that assist in our students' success.
Online Services and Resources
Matters of Finance
College and Career Exploration
Triton College Student Support Services Program is federally funded in the amount of $213,144.00 through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Federal TRIO Program. Authority for this program is contained in Title IV, Part A, Subpart 2, Chapter 1, Section 402D of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.