TRIO PROGRAMS contact info

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

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

Southwestern provides Trio Program support for students.


The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.





Student Support Services (SSS) is one of the federally funded TRIO programs for education. The goals of SSS are to help students graduate from Southwestern, to encourage students to transfer to a four-year college or university and to assist with the transfer process.  To be eligible for SSS, students must apply to the program and meet at least one of the following criteria: neither parent has a four-year (bachelor’s)  degree, meet the federal low income requirements for TRIO programs, or have a documented disability (physical or learning).  SSS services are free and include tutoring, counseling, advising, campus visits to Oregon’s four-year schools, cultural enrichment activities and supplemental grant aid for qualified students.

The Student Support Services project at Southwestern Oregon Community College is one of the TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Division of Special Services for the Disadvantaged. Title IV, Higher Education Act of 1965. One hundred percent of the SSS project at Southwestern is financed by federal funds of approximately $291,000 per year.