Welcome to TRiO/Student Support Services


We want to welcome you to the Central State University TRiO/Student Support Services (SSS) program. If you are a CSU scholar, this is where you will find your second home away from home; a place to realize your academic aspirations!

Ever heard about or been in the TRiO/Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Center, or Talent Search program in high school?  That is exactly what the Central State University TRiO/Student Support Services program represents at the college level.

The CSU TRiO/SSS program is designed to assist disadvantaged students to stay in school in good academic standing and to successfully graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree.  The primary goal is to increase the college retention, persistence and graduation rates of the students in the program.

Is attending graduate, medical, law, or pharmacy school in your plan? No problem! The CSU TRiO/SSS works to assist junior and senior program participants with admission into a graduate, medical, law or pharmacy school.

Some of TRiO/SSS other services consist of needs assessment, personalized and individualized academic advising, advocacy, tutoring, study and learning skills development, cultural excursions and access to grants and scholarships.

A CSU student can be accepted into TRiO/SSS by meeting one or more of the following requirements:

  • Be a first generation college student (neither parents/guardian has a bachelor’s degree)
  • Have a family income that falls within the federal government annual low income level
  • Have a documented disability

TRiO/SSS will provide YOU –– the student, that additional layer of support until you graduate!  Check us out!

Dr. NseAbasi Ekpo, Director
nekpo@centralstate.edu

 


 

Mission Statement: To create and preserve a welcoming, rich, and stimulating campus environment which will support your academic goals, nurture your spirit, and inspire you to achieve.

TRiO SSS Goal: Your success!