To protect the health and safety of our campus community, TRIO - Student Support Services will primarily operate remotely with limited in-person services.
As of September 13, 2021, TRIO staff will be available remotely during the following hours: Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 4:30pm. Please note, starting Monday, November 1st, 2021, TRIO’s office will be open and operating fully in-person on campus.
Additionally, TRIO staff will have one advisor and one program staff available for weekly in-person drop-in on campus to meet with current and prospective students on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm. For the first week of Fall Quarter 2021, TRIO will be available for extended in-person drop-in hours on Monday, September 27 to Thursday, October 1st from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Please note at all times, all students and staff are required to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of distance.
For current TRIO Students, please see the links below for a remote appointment and drop-in session with a TRIO Advisor.
- Log-in to Starfish and make a remote appointment:
Make an Online Appointment HERE
- See Virtual Drop-In Hours for Current TRIO Students HERE.
If you have further questions, please call our Virtual Front Desk at 206-934-3852.
What are TRIO Programs:
- Federally-funded programs established under the Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, referred to as the TRiO Programs (initially just three programs).
- Established by the United States Congress to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate, and go on to contribute to American societal and economic life.
- The original trio of programs were Student Support Services, Upward Bound and Talent Search.
- In addition to the original three programs, TRIO programs also include: Upward Bound Math/Science, Veterans' Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.
The Purpose of TRIO programs:
- To help students overcome class, social, and cultural barriers to higher education.
- To provide educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- To provide outreach, support and assistance to low-income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities
- To help students progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.
More TRIO History.