To protect the health and safety of our campus community, TRIO - Student Support Services has moved all services online until further notice.
As of November 6, 2020, TRIO will be available via phone and Zoom, Monday through Thursday from 8am to 4:30pm. On Fridays we will be closed to the public for staff training and administration. These updated hours will be effective until March 30, 2021.
TRIO Advisors are available by appointment and for drop-in for Current TRIO Students. Please see links below.
Log-in to Starfish and make an appointment:
Make an Online Appointment HERE
See 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.