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The TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSS), seeks to increase the college graduation rate of students who come from low-income families, and/or are first-generation (neither parent has obtained a bachelor’s degree), and/or have documented disabilities.

At the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the program serves 160 undergraduate students. Students are enrolled at different levels of the college journey, but remain with TRIO/SSS until their time of graduation. Since its inception more than 30 years ago, over 1,300 of our SSS participants have graduated with bachelor’s degrees from UIC.

As a program, we strive to give students the skills, knowledge, and tools to thrive at UIC while providing a supportive environment and sense of community. We offer academic coaching, tutorial services, career and graduate school exploration, study room support, and referrals to other services. To learn more about SSS, click here