Student Support Services
Campus Center for Equity and Diversity
Corner of Elmwood/Irving
M-F: 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Guiding you on your college journey
TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) and TRIO Student Support Services STEM (SSS STEM) exist to help students who are first-generation (parents do not have a four-year degree) and/or are from limited-income families. SSS and SSS STEM seek to maximize each student’s potential and help them achieve educational and personal goals while at UW Oshkosh.
SSS and SSS STEM assist students through focused and intentional advising. The SSS/SSS STEM advisors provide academic advising, student success strategies, and personal support. Information regarding financing a college education is shared. Advisors guide students with major and career exploration. Students learn how to access campus resources including tutoring.
In addition, first-year SSS/SSS STEM students participate in weekly learning groups. These groups assist with a smooth transition into college and the opportunity to easily meet other first-year students. Upper-class SSS/SSS STEM students facilitate and serve as peer mentors for the groups.
All services are free of charge to SSS and SSS STEM students.
What students are saying
“SSS helped me get accustomed to my new life on campus as well as create new friendships with my peers.”
– Angel Andrade, 3rd yr student International Studies major and Political Science minor
“SSS allowed me to learn more about everything UWO has to offer; I’m so happy I have had the opportunity to make meaningful friendships through this program.”
– Jessica Plascencia, 4th yr
Psychology and Spanish major and Social Justice minor
“SSS was an integral part of my education and time at UWO. They provided a space where I, as a first-generation student, could get answers to questions that me and my family wouldn’t have been able to answer otherwise. They helped me grow as an individual and see the value of a collegiate education. I am very grateful for the services and opportunities that SSS provided to ensure that I graduated.”
Fernando Orozco Cruz ’20
Political Science major, Environmental Studies minor and a Spanish Language certificate
“I formed connections with people through the SSS program that I would have likely never met. One of the greatest benefits of SSS is the individualized advising. SSS advisors have fewer students and therefore have more time to allocate to each of them.
I am a year away from graduating and currently interning with the UWO Police Department as a crime analyst. Thanks to SSS I found my place here and I would highly recommend SSS to anyone who may be interested! #TRIOworks”
Amanda Kraayvanger, 4th yr
Criminal Justice major and double minor in African American Studies and Social Justice
The UW Oshkosh SSS/SSS STEM programs are 100% funded through TRIO grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The award numbers are P042A150083 and P042A150244 at an estimated $3.2 million for the 2015 to 2020 program years.
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