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TRIO Student Support Services

Campus Center for Equity and Diversity

Oshkosh, WI 54901


Monday-Friday: 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Learning Groups for First-Year Students

Learning Groups are small groups of first-year students who meet weekly with two upperclassmen to learn about college success, academic skills and leadership development.

All first-year students in the SSS program will be assigned a Learning Group based on their class schedule.

  • Weekly attendance is required to be in the program.

Mission: To build an engaged community of first-generation learners who actively learn from peers about themselves, college life and how to be successful and engaged students.



Meet Your Leaders 2019-2020


MaySee Kue

Major: Nursing

“SSS allowed me to have the resources I need to strive for success. Without SSS, I would not be where I am today. My favorite part of being in SSS is the friendly faces I get to see every day and their support in wanting to see me succeed.”

Learn about MaySee

“I wanted to be a Learning Group Leader to help other students who are just like me to succeed. I want to be someone they can count on and talk to if they ever need anything. SSS is a place that helped me through my freshman year as a first-gen student. It has allowed me to grow into an adult with the help of my fellow friends and SSS staff. It is a place I can to go to receive help, a place where I can study, a place I can talk to my friends/advisor, and most importantly, a place I can be myself.”

MaLee Lor

Major: Elementary Education

“SSS taught me the do’s and don’ts of college. It helped me feel comfortable in the college setting and know where resources are on campus. I became a leader because I want my students to experience the fun I did in my Learning Group.”

Ashley Placek

Major: Elementary Education

“SSS taught me there’s always something new to be learned. I taught me about things I didn’t even know I had questions about, and helped me out of my comfort zone. Learning groups helped me learn about the FAFSA, which my parents didn’t really know about.”

Doua Xiong

Major: Biology Healthcare

“I met friends in Learning Groups. SSS made me feel like I belong and am not alone. As a leader I want to help others like how I’ve been helped and welcomed to UWO. I’m excited to meet new people and create more bonds in Learning Group!”

Corina Lee

Major: Business

“SSS has exposed me to individuals who face similar struggles that I do.  My favorite part of being in SSS is the people that I have met.”



Learn about Corina

“I wanted to be a learning group leader because I wanted to improve my leadership skills.  SSS is a resource that has assisted me in my college experience.”

Emily Liesch

Major: Social Work

“SSS helped me realize I am not alone and that being first generation is super special. My favorite part of being in SSS was realizing that I am not alone and that being first generation is super special. We should embrace being first generation rather than be embarrassed.”

Learn about Emily

“I wanted to be a learning group to share with students my story. I too was once in their shoes and completely understand what they are going through. To also show them that I started as a shy quiet student never really wanting to put myself out there in fear of judgment and look at me now, I’m a leader! I take risks and feel I am a different person for the better.

SSS holds a special place in my heart. It helped build confidence in me and meet new people. I never feel dumb when asking a question about college or life in general.”

Emmalie Grobner

Major: Elementary Education 

“SSS helped me find my place. I have found lifelong friends and I never feel alone in SSS.  My favorite part is how often we get to meet with our advisors and how friendly they all are.”



Learn about Emmalie

“I wanted to be a learning group leader because I love this program and I wanted to have the same impact on my students that my leaders did.  To me SSS means family, everyone there is helping you succeed and cheering you on.”


Jaime Sydow

Major: Biology

“SSS exposed me to important resources that I may not have utilized or known about if it wasn’t for this amazing program!  My favorite part of being in SSS is meeting new people and creating lifelong connections.”


Learn about Jaime

“I wanted to be a Learning Group Leader to serve as a resource and important leader to new students, just as my leaders had been to me.  SSS means everything to me!”

Jessica Blaha

Major: Nursing

“SSS helped me ease my transition into college because I am a big family person and being away from home made me miss them.  My favorite part about being in SSS is the relationships that I have made. I enjoy getting to know people and learning from others as well.”

Learn about Jessica

“I wanted to be a learning group leader because I really enjoyed learning groups last year and I wanted to give back and hope to give others an amazing experience as well.  To me SSS is really important and I am lucky that I get to be a part of it because not everyone is able to have people outside of their family that support them. SSS made my college transition easier and has taught me to be more open.”

Samantha Maycunich

Major: Pre Nursing

“SSS has allowed me to be the true person I am and learn to accept and love that. My favorite part of being in SSS is the amount of people who I have gotten to meet.”


Learn about Samantha

“I wanted to be a Learning Group Leader to have an opportunity to impact other students lives like my last year leaders did to mine. To me SSS means more opportunities and friendships with people who have similar experiences.”