TRiO - Student Support Services
8th Floor Hill Hall
Eastern Michigan University’s TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.
The goal of TRIO SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants.
As part of EMU's TRIO SSS Program, students have access to unique scholarship opportunities and additional support. They are also able to participate in tailored cultural activities to help them acclimate to the university and develop strong relationships with their peers, instructors and advisors.
TRIO/SSS Program Pillars
Academic Achievement is instrumental in a student’s overall success in college. Students will learn about academics at Eastern Michigan University through interactions with faculty/staff members as well as learn about the on-campus resources offered here at EMU. The resources that students will be exposed to will assist them in their overall success both inside and outside of the classroom.
Engaging with the community and learning how to give back to those around them is important to a student’s college experience. Students will learn how to be active participants in various facets of their community, both on and off campus.
Healthy Relationships + Community
Making quality connections with those around them is essential to a student’s success in college. Students will learn how to communicate effectively, solve conflict, as well as build meaningful relationships with those around them.
Personal +Professional Development
Programming related to professional and personal development will give students the skills to not only succeed in college, but beyond the university. Skills such as resume writing, financial literacy, how and where to apply for jobs, interviewing, as well as setting personal/professional goals, as well as financial goals. The skills learned will ensure that students are prepared for life beyond college.