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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!


  • SSS Orientation
    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 5:00pm
    Old Main, Student Center
  • Study Skills Boot camp: Where is my Refund? (Co-sponsor: Center for Inclusive Excellence)
    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm
    Mississippi Room, Student Center
  • Study Skills Boot camp: Student's Rights, Responsiblities & Consequences (Co-sponsor: Center for Inclusive Excellence)
    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm
    Mackinaw Room, Student Center
  • SSB Reunion
    Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm
    Lower Level, Grinnell
  • Meet us at the Boat Docks                                                                                          Friday, September 11, 2015 at 5 pm                                                                               Boat Docks, Campus Lake 

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 stacye@siu.edu.

Study Skills Boot Camp
Study Skills Boot Camp sessions are designed to address commonly asked questions and discuss challenges and factors that influence motivation in the classroom. Mark your calendars!

Fall Orientation 2015

SSS Fall Orientation will be held on Friday, August 28th from 5:00-7:00pm in the Old Main Lounge located in the Student Center.  This orientation is mandatory for all continuing students.  Take a look at our Fall Orientation Flyer for more information.

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.

Sincerely,

Renada Greer, Director

Men of Color Conference 2015

Save-the-Date:

We are excited to announce the 2nd annual Men of Color Conference (MOCC) scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2015 at SIUC.  MOCC 2015 is a collaboration between TRiO Student Support Services and Center for Inclusive Excellence along with support from other campus departments and organizations.    Check out our Men of Color Conference Flyer for further information.

Registration is now open!  Please see the registration links below:

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