About TRIO

The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. TRIO programs are administered through the U.S. Department of Education.


About Student Support Services

SSS Mission:

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally-funded grant program that proposes to increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible participants.  CLU students whose parents do not have a college degree from a four-year university, are eligible for SSS.

The program focuses on promoting academic excellence by providing personalized services to students so they can make the most of their undergraduate education.  SSS assists students in successfully graduating from the university, and prepares those who are interested, to enter graduate or professional schools upon completing their degree.

SSS Vision:

“Anything You Need to Succeed”

SSS is a student centered program that serves CLU’s first-generation and income qualified students as well as students with disabilities. It strives to help students reach their dreams by providing holistic support, seeing the potential in students, and helping them see the potential in themselves.

SSS helps students overcome barriers and identify what they want to achieve; provides emotional support and encouragement; problem solves; educates students on CLU processes and how to navigate the higher education system; provides transitional support with the goal of fostering student’s ability to advocate for themselves; and constantly works towards improving services to be relevant and valuable to SSS students.

The SSS staff works for the students. They are here to serve as role models and mentors dedicated to putting the student first and giving back. The staff strives to understand and respond to the unique needs of each individual. The team works collaboratively, valuing the insight of each team member.

Created by the SSS Staff, July 2010