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TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) at SIU assists a select group of students in adjusting to college life and successfully pursuing an undergraduate degree. SSS utilizes a holistic approach in providing support services for students by focusing on academic, social, and cultural aspects of the college experience.

Through academic counseling, advice with course selection, individualized tutoring, workshops, career exploration, and social and cultural activities, SSS helps students build a solid foundation for success. SSS also connects students to other university programs and support services that expose students to educational opportunities, as well as cultural involvement, to promote a well-rounded college experience.

Recent News and Highlights

Upcoming Events!

First Friday Back
Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 5-7pm
Upper Level Grinnell

Speed Dating: Date-Night Bling
Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 5-6:30pm
Student Center, Illinois Room

TRiO Informational Table
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 11am-1pm
Student Center, Hall of Fame

Political Advocacy: Equity in the Education, Community, and the World
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 5-6:30pm
Morris Library, Guyon Auditorium

TRiO Financial Literacy Fair
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 11am-1pm
Student Center, Kaskaskia/Missouri

TRiO Week

TRiO Works! Help SIUC celebrate TRiO Week 2016 on February 15 - 20th.  Check out our flyer for details.

Academic Support

SSS Tutoring
SSS has tutors available for Math and Science, but you must request tutoring. Our tutors do not have open hours. If you would like to schedule a tutoring session, please email Stacye Saunders at

UCol101A - The TRiO Connection

Dear TRiO Colleagues,

As part of the SIU University Core Curriculum, all first-year students are required to take UCOL 101A: Foundations of Inquiry. The central focus of this course is to help students adjust to university life. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and behaviors critical for academic and personal success. Specifically, the TRiO UCOL course focuses on:

  • Enhancing critical thinking, writing, test taking, career exploration and time management skills
  • Learning about faculty expectations in the classroom, and university policies and procedures
  • Building collaborative learning skills and forming positive peer networks
  • Learning about research opportunities available through the McNair Scholars program
  • Getting involved through volunteerism and service learning

If your students are interested in the UCOL 101A course, advise them to contact their academic advisor and request to be added to the SSS section, which is Section 206.  The course meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 - 10:50am.  Also, if your students would like to receive continued support through TRiO programs during matriculation at SIU, please have them contact the office to reserve a seat in our orientation course.


Renada Greer, Director

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