TRIO PROGRAMS contact info

Student Support Services:
Randolph Hall, Room 6
Office Hours: 8am-5pm; Monday-Friday
Phone: (541) 888-7419
Trio Student Support Services Email



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The Student Support Services program at Southwestern Oregon Community College is one of the TRIO programs funded through a competitive grant by the U.S. Dept. of Education, Division of Special Services for the Disadvantaged, Title IV, Higher Education Act of 1965. One hundred percent of the TRIO SSS program at Southwestern is supported with federal funds of approximately $346,835 per year.


Educational Talent Search & Upward Bound:
Randolph Hall, Room 8
Office Hours: 8am-5pm; Monday-Friday
Phone: (541) 888-7223
Talent Search & Upward Bound Email 

What is TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)?


We’re a federally funded program that provides select students with free academic support services designed to help you succeed at Southwestern through graduation and prepare for your next step. Whether that’s transferring to a four-year school, applying to Southwestern’s nursing program, or entering the workforce after earning a degree or certificate, our friendly staff is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals!

Why join TRIO SSS?

The numbers tell the story. Students who utilize our services are nearly twice as likely as their peers to earn better grades, graduate from Southwestern, and successfully transfer to a four-year school.

Chloe Eberlein

Here to support you!
Chloe Eberlein
Student Success Advisor

What extra services do you get with TRIO SSS?

You’ll have unlimited access to 1-on-1 services, including: academic advising and transfer planning, career exploration, tutoring, peer mentoring, and assistance with financial aid and scholarship applications. We also have college success workshops to help you become a better student, as well as visits to Oregon’s four-year universities. Our computer lab is reserved solely for TRIO SSS students and is a great place to do homework, access tutoring and connect with other TRIO SSS students and advisors.

Real people with real solutions.

We recognize that college can be challenging (and sometimes overwhelming) and we’re here to help you navigate through it all. We go out of our way to help students break down barriers so that everyone can succeed. We have your back!

Who is eligible?

To qualify, students must be:

  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Accepted for enrollment at Southwestern

In addition, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • First generation college student (parents did not earn a 4-yr degree by your 18th birthday)
  • Meet federal low income guidelines
  • Have a documented disability