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
Educational Talent Search & Upward Bound:
Randolph Hall, Room 8
Office Hours: 8am-5pm; Monday-Friday
Phone: (541) 888-7223
Talent Search & Upward Bound Email
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.
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!
What is Education Talent Search?
Educational Talent Search (ETS) is an educational access and retention program for middle and high school students, sponsored by Southwestern Oregon Community College, and funded through the U.S. Department of Education.
What is Upward Bound?
Upward Bound (UB) is a college preparatory program for high school students. UB provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and provides the fundamental support participants need in their preparation for college entrance. UB is designed to help students overcome economic, social, and educational barriers towards achieving the success of a degree in post secondary education.
I never set my sights on college because just living day-to-day was a financial struggle. I had no idea how I was going to be a successful student until I found TRIO. They helped me realize that my dreams and ambitions were not out of reach simply because of my finances. TRIO made me feel validated and heard in my struggles. The TRIO advisors taught me about scholarships showing me I had many more opportunities available to me than I thought possible, and they showed me how to take advantage of them! It was a TRIO campus trip to Oregon State University that made me realize OSU was where I needed to be. It’s because of TRIO that I have made it to where I am today: an OSU graduate with a bachelor's in Agricultural Science and a minor in Comparative International Agriculture....Angelee Calder
TRIO Student Support Services was a lifesaver for me at SWOCC. The program helped me to integrate on campus and become a confident college student. I always knew I had a place to go for advising, tutoring, and hanging out with my peers. Without TRIO, I don't feel that I would have succeeded in college and earned my degrees. I credit TRIO for my educational success and I recommend the program highly. Joining Student Support Services means you will have a wonderful support system and amazing people to help you achieve your goals and dreams.Chelsea Feger
During the two years I attended Southwestern, I was also a member of the TRIO program. The resources TRIO provided allowed me to be a successful first-generation college graduate. Not only was I awarded various grants for my academic success, but I also had a place to go if I needed extra help with an assignment, or an inviting environment to take a break and relax. The TRIO program is also where I met my best friend and became more involved in my community through volunteering. Furthermore, the other TRIO students were welcoming, willing to help, and regularly inspired me to become a successful student. Overall, being a part of TRIO truly gave me a sense of belonging.Kalandria Wisbey