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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.

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Upcoming Events!



  • Study Jam
    Thursday, November 13, 2014
    5:00-9:00 pm, Morris Library room 752 & 754
  • Workshop: Is Graduate School Right for Me?
    Thursday, November 20, 2014
    5:00-6:30 pm, Mississippi Room in Student Center
  • Friday Fun at the Rec Center
    Friday, November 21, 2014
    5:00-7:00 pm, Student Recreation Center
  • Christmas Reception
    Friday, December 5, 2014
    5:00-7:00 pm, Grinnell Hall
  • Finals Week!
    December 8-12, 2014

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Tutoring Services

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.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who attended the inaugural Men of Color Conference on October 4! We appreciate it, and hope to see you next year!

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 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

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