Who we are
- Federally funded grant
- On campus since 1977
- Provide support for retention to graduation
TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at the University of Iowa is a federal grant funded program by the U.S. Department of Education. TRIO SSS serves 350 students at UI who demonstrate academic need and are first generation, or low-income, or have a verified disability. Students are supported through individualized coaching, academic planning & skill development, financial literacy, tutoring, career, graduate, or professional school preparation & planning, and leadership opportunities. TRIO SSS exists to promote holistic student success and timely graduation for all participants.
There are a few basic requirements to join TRIO SSS. You must be:
From the time a student enters the program until they graduate from the University of Iowa, our students are expected to maintain involvement through:
TRIO Student Support Services offers advising and programming throughout the year.
Individualized Student Success Coaching
TRIO SSS offers peer tutoring to eligible students at no cost. Tutoring is provided for all courses on campus, although this is not guaranteed. Tutoring is provided in one-on-one and small group formats.
A student must be an active participant to request a tutor through TRIO SSS. Students may request a tutor for any undergraduate course they are enrolled in across the institution. To initiate a request, a student must complete a Tutor Request Form (found in our office in 24 Phillips Hall ) and meet with the TRIO SSS Tutor Coordinator.
Academic Resource Center (Supplemental Instruction)
WRAC (Women's Resource and Action Center)