TRiO Student Support Services
TRiO Student Success Center
2nd Floor – McGovern Library

Student Support Services Federal Program Description:

The program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. Student Support Services (SSS) projects also may provide grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants (# 84.063). The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. This Student Support Services Project is 100% federally funded at $246,055 annually.

Funded through a federal TRiO grant, Student Support Services provides eligible undergraduate, BA degree seeking, students tutoring, mentoring, counseling, disability services, multicultural activities, educational workshops, financial literacy skills, career and graduate school planning, and other resources designed to enhance students’ education and enable them to achieve a postsecondary degree.

Services provided by the TRiO Student Support Services program are available FREE to eligible students on the Mitchell campus only. Services include:

Professional Mentoring Developed for the express purpose of giving students the best possible chance to succeed in college, Student Support Services incorporates professional mentoring including;
  • Advice and assistance in course selection -Registration and 4 year graduation plans
  • Midterm and final grade checks to enable good academic standing
  • Connection to appropriate support resources
  • Goal Setting
  • Major and Minor exploration
Peer Mentor Program Our peer-to-peer mentoring program offers freshman the opportunity to be matched with a successful junior/senior student. Peer mentors help new college students acclimate to the DWU campus by assisting in LST 101 and LST 201, providing social opportunities and educational workshops throughout the year. Peer mentors foster healthy peer relationships and create a positive learning community.

Peer Tutoring services Tutoring services are available to all eligible students. Tutoring is available in several disciplines through group or individual tutoring sessions.

Personal Counseling Counseling is available for short-term needs. Individual and group counseling services provided by the campus counselor include support in coping with the pressures and problems of college life, group educational sessions and individual counseling.

Academic, Career and Graduate School Planning Academic and Career Advising is available to assist with goal-setting and exploration. Students will use career assessments, and other diagnostic and learning tools to understand strengths, motivation and abilities. Students can explore career options and research graduate school possibilities.

Disability Resources Specialized assistance is provided for students with physical, psychiatric, and/or learning disabilities through facilitation of appropriate resources. Documentation of the disability is required to initiate services.

RESOURCE LIBRARY Self help and Positive Psychology
                        Leadership and Strengths Development
                        Career Resources
                        Test prep: MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, NCLEX, PRAXIS

Multicultural Activities This component of Student Support Services supports education and celebration of diverse backgrounds. We offer activities and programs that encourage respect, understanding and support of diversity.

Educational Workshops
  • Learning Styles & Study Techniques
  • Test Anxiety
  • Resource Management - Time & Money
  • Research & Plagiarism
  • Successful Interviewing Strategies
  • Financial management and literacy
Learning Lab Trained tutors are available to assist students in a drop-in format in the areas of math, science and English. The Learning Lab assistants are proficient in math, science and English. The Learning Lab is in McGovern Library Room 221.

Technology Tools
  • Laptops
Direct financial assistance The TRiO Student Support Grant Scholarship may be available to currently active SSS participants who are Federal Pell Grant recipients and meet all requirements.

scholarship criteria

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