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Student Support Services-TRiO (SSS) provides motivated first-generation college students from moderate and low-income families with resources and services that will assist them to stay in school, do well, and graduate.
SSS is one of three TRiO programs originally funded under the Higher Education Act of 1965, U.S. Department of Education Office of TRiO Programs. SSS at The University of New Mexico is one of over 900 programs nationally designed to increase the academic performance, retention and graduation rates of program participants. Each year SSS participants enjoy the following FREE services:
You may qualify to be an SSS participant if you have need for academic support, and you are a U.S. citizen or meet residency requirements to receive federal student aid who is attending UNM fulltime. The eligibility criteria:
*Disability according to the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the University of New Mexico Policy 2310 is defined as a substantial limitation of a major life function. This includes students with visual, hearing, learning, psychological, orthopedic and chronic health disabilities. Students enrolled in SSS must register with UNM’s Accessibility Resource Center for the potential of additional academic services.
How do I apply? Download SSS Application
Applications deadline is December 14, 2012 at 5:00pm.
Once your application is received you will be notified by our office. If you have questions, you may contact us by phone at 505-277-3230 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SSS offers an array of academic support for participants. SSS academic advisors are committed to providing quality services that extend to academic, financial and personal questions.
How do SSS-TRiO participants benefit from our advising?
College courses may be challenging for a variety of reasons. Individualized tutorial services are provided to help you gain an extra edge in your coursework. To ensure success in the classroom the tutors will help you strengthen your own study skills and provide academic support in the following course subjects:
For additional subjects or general questions about tutoring, call 277-3230 or email email@example.com.
“A mentor is a guide who leads a traveler on a pilgrimage of discovery.”-Harris Schenz (1990)
Adapting to university life can be overwhelming for many students. The goal of the mentoring aspect of SSS is to improve the retention and graduation rates. SSS mentors are upperclassmen that have exhibited academic proficiency and leadership abilities.
The mentors assist our participants by helping them to become acclimated to college life at UNM. The mentoring component can be a gratifying and wonderful experience because you have access to upperclassmen who know the ropes of UNM. Mentors promote and encourage their mentees to participate in events and activities to develop campus involvement. Mentees are able to discuss issues they are experiencing. The mentors offer their own experiences and provide essential information that one can only learn by experience.
Free interactive social and cultural activities are offered throughout the academic year which promotes balance in your academic career at UNM and encourages you to network with other SSS participants. The activities are held both on campus and off-campus to become aware of the rich culture of New Mexico and to appreciate other cultures of the world.