Our vision is to promote college degree attainment for our targeted population of students. We strive to allow educational access and maximize career readiness. We aim to become a national model of excellence amongst TRIO programs.
VCU TRIO has two programs available to VCU students, including the Student Support Services program and the STEM Student Support Services program. VCU TRIO Student Support Services/STEM SSS is committed to increasing the graduation rate for first-generation, low-income (Pell eligible), and students with disabilities through an intrusive advising approach. Our mission is to provide a variety of educational and social programming that will build self-efficacy and academic success in alliance with the University’s mission.
Student Support Services/STEM SSS at Virginia Commonwealth University provides the following to eligible undergraduate students:
To participate in TRiO Student Support Services, students must be enrolled at VCU, have an academic need, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and meet at least one of the following criteria: