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 



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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.


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.