What Is TRiO?

The Student Support Services (SSS) program—one of the federal TRIO programs—was authorized in 1968 by the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101a), as amended. The goal of SSS is to increase the postsecondary persistence and graduation rates of low-income students, first-generation college, and students with disabilities. All students in the SSS program are enrolled in postsecondary education, meet at least one of these eligibility criteria (low-income status, first-generation status, or disability status), and exhibit academic need.

Apply To TRiO


For questions or more information, email trio@susqu.edu.

How Can I Join TRiO?

To be eligible for TRiO student support services a student must be:

  • First-Generation – Neither parent or guardian has a 4-year college degree;
  • Income Eligible; and/or
  • Have a documented disability and registered with the Disability Services department

Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrates an academic need, as determined by the Office of TRiO SSS;
  • Is a citizen, national or permanent resident of the United States;
  • Is enrolled at SU or accepted for enrollment for the next academic semester.

About TRiO

Learn more about the TRiO Scholars Program and how it can provide students with academic support at Susquehanna. 

Program Offerings

The TRiO Program offers a variety of services aimed to support students completing their four-year degree.


For questions or more information, email trio@susqu.edu.

TRiO Workshops

Register to attend TRiO organized events in the Fall 2021 semester. More information coming soon.

TRiO Student Leaders

Learn more about the Student Leaders that help to support the TRiO program at Susquehanna University. More information coming soon.

Theresa Lopez

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Email Address lopeztl@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4168

Clarrisa Murray

Student Development Coach

Email Address murrayclarissa@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4360

Contact Us

TRiO Student Support Services

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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TRiO SSS Empowerment Lounge, Steel Hall 109

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