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
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.
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 lease 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
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
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