TRiO Student Success
2nd Floor – McGovern
Dear Student Support Participant:
As the academic year comes to a close, it’s time for us to reflect on the past year and plan for the upcoming year. Your input is critical to this process. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey or bring it by the TRiO offices in the Student Success Center.
Student Support Services Federal
The program provides opportunities for academic development,
assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate
students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.
Student Support Services (SSS) projects also may provide grant aid to
current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants (# 84.063).
The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates
of its participants and help students make the transition from one level
of higher education to the next. This Student Support Services Project
is 100% federally funded at $246,055 annually.
Funded through a federal TRiO grant, Student Support Services
provides eligible undergraduate, BA degree seeking, students tutoring,
mentoring, counseling, disability services, multicultural activities,
educational workshops, financial literacy skills, career and graduate
school planning, and other resources designed to enhance students’
education and enable them to achieve a postsecondary degree.TRiO Peer
Services provided by the TRiO Student Support
Services program are available FREE to eligible
students on the Mitchell campus only. Services include:
- Developed for the express purpose of giving students the best possible
chance to succeed in college, Student Support Services incorporates
professional mentoring including;
- Advice and assistance in course selection -Registration and 4
year graduation plans
- Midterm and final grade checks to enable good academic standing
- Connection to appropriate support resources
- Our peer-to-peer mentoring program offers freshman the opportunity
to be matched with a successful junior/senior student. Peer mentors
help new college students acclimate to the DWU campus by providing social
opportunities and educational workshops throughout the year. Peer mentors
foster healthy peer relationships and create a positive learning community.
Peer Tutoring services
- Tutoring services are available to all eligible students. Tutoring
is available in several disciplines through group or individual tutoring
- Counseling is available for short-term needs. Individual and group
counseling services provided by the campus counselor include support
in coping with the pressures and problems of college life, group educational
sessions and individual counseling.
Academic, Career and Graduate School Planning
- Academic and Career Advising is available to assist with goal-setting
and exploration. Students will use career assessments, and other diagnostic
and learning tools to understand strengths, motivation and abilities.
Students can explore career options and research graduate school possibilities.
- Specialized assistance is provided for students with physical, psychiatric,
and/or learning disabilities through facilitation of appropriate resources.
Documentation of the disability is required to initiate services.
Book Loan Program
- The book program provides access to a limited supply of general education
text books. Active participants of the TRiO program may be able to borrow
the books for one semester. Ask your Success Advisor for details.
- This component of Student Support Services supports education and
celebration of diverse backgrounds. We offer activities and programs
that encourage respect, understanding and support of diversity.
- Learning Styles & Study Techniques
- Test Anxiety
- Resource Management - Time & Money
- Research & Plagiarism
- Successful Interviewing Strategies
- Financial management and literacy
- Trained tutors are available to assist students in a drop-in format in the areas of math, science and English. The Learning Lab assistants are proficient in math, science and English. The Learning Lab is in McGovern Library Room 221.
Direct financial assistance
- The TRiO Student Support Grant Scholarship may be available to currently
active SSS participants who are Federal Pell Grant recipients and meet
- Click HERE for scholarship criteria