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Welcome to TRiO Student Support Services otherwise known as TRIO SSS. TRiO is a federally funded program intended to boost performance and help discover potential for motivated students having a low income, disability, or are considered first generation. Whether you have been out of school for years or just a few short months, TRiO can help refine previously learned skills or aide in the development of new skills such as study techniques, textbook reading, time management, and financial management to name a few. Our SSS team at SUNY Orange is focused on one thing, getting you to graduation. Each student will experience a unique interaction with staff to build a customized academic success plan to meet set goals. As you progress through your program, you may stumble, you may fall, but that is okay as long as you always get back up! As long as you are willing to put in the work, then success is possible.

That being said, what is TRiO SSS?!? It is a one-on-one experience between a success coach and student working regularly together to ensure the successful completion of courses and TRiO program requirements. Both the student and success coach are continuously monitoring student progress towards set goals and making necessary changes to student performance as needed. In order for this process to work, you must be active in your college experience. This means taking responsibility, learning from success and failure, being honest, and always advocating for yourself.

SUNY Orange TRIO Program

Our Mission

To provide direction and personal support, while empowering qualified individuals to discover and meet their desired academic goals. Staff and student collaboration is crucial as it effectively prepares students to recognize barriers to success, as well as develop strategies to overcome challenges. This process affords students with the opportunity to further develop skills necessary to succeed in both college and life.

TRiO History

In the 1960's, President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty established The Educational Opportunity Act of 1964 with an experimental program known as Upward Bound. This was the first TRiO program with others to follow. Hence, TRiO programs were the first national college access and retention program to address the serious social and culural barriers to education in America. To date, TRiO has successfully supported thousands of students throughout their academic and personal journey leading to meaningful lives and careers.

Welcome to TRiO Video

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