Welcome to the Student Support Services Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Our program assists a select group of students in adjusting to university life and becoming successful in their academic pursuits. The SSS Program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with meeting basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education. Students eligible to participate must meet one of the following criteria: first-generation college student, meet federal income guidelines, and/or possess a documented disability. The purpose of the program is to increase graduation and retention rates among the population served.