20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog

10. ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

10.37. Student Support Services/Trio

Student Support Services is a program to offer students additional services in order to assure they have the support they need to stay in college and, ultimately, graduate.  To reach those goals, SSS/TRiO offers a variety of services in designed to assist students in meeting their academic, personal, career and social goals. You may visit their Center for Academic Success for additional academic advising, academics assistance, such as coaching or tutoring, and help in completing the financial aid process. Other services are cultural enrichment trips, professional and peer mentoring, guidance in applying to graduate school and workshops on important topics, like personal financial management, time/task management, test taking skills, and writing skills. 

SSS/TRiO is 100% funded by the United States Department of Education.  According to the grant and the Department of Education, the goals of the program are to improve the retention and graduation rates of students.  To qualify, one must (1) be an American citizen, (2) have an academic need, and (3) meet one of the following criteria: a) first-generation college student (parents do not  have a 4-year (bachelor’s) degree);  b) financially under-resourced, and/or c) documented physical or mental disability.  Applications and more information are available in Palmer Center 204 or by calling 918-781-7254.