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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

Mandatory Orientation tonight

Welcome back students! Reminder: tonight, Friday, August 22nd, is the Fall Orientation! Mandatory for all students currently in SSS, and recommended for potential new SSS students.

We look forward to seeing you there, in the Old Main Lounge (Student Center, 2nd floor) at 5:00!

Men of Color Conference

Click here for more information on the Men of Color Conference, coming to SIU on October 4, 2014.

Men of Color Conference

Save the date!

We are excited to announce the inaugural Men of Color Conference on Saturday, October 4, 2014! Illinois TRiO, INC. in collaboration with the Center for Inclusive Excellence, will host the First Annual Men of Color Conference at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The conference theme, Qualities of Successful Men of Color, focuses broadly on six tracks: masculinity, leadership in education, self-empowerment, college preparedness and completion, and professional development.  These topics will be explored during workshop sessions, roundtable discussions, and the key note presentation.

The conference will be located in the Student Center. Registration will be open from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.; the opening session will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. in Ballroom B, on the second floor. The conference will conclude after the key note presentation at 2:00 p.m.

SSS Annual Recognition Awards

  • Marvin Dixon: Senior of the Year
  • Jasmine Robinson: Single Parent of the Year
  • Lateesha Baquet: New Student Award
  • Jordan Jones: Rookie of the Year
  • Noel Benson: Service Award
  • Shantel Franklin: Academic Excellence
  • Alfred Jackson: Outstanding SIU Staff Award

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