Welcome

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRiO grant program. Other TRiO programs that you may have heard of include Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Sciences, Veterans Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E.McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program. These programs were established to assist students overcome class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education. Each serves a slightly different population and many work in conjunction with one another to support students through varying portions of their academic careers. A full description of each TRiO program may be found on the Council for Opportunity in Education’s website.

Do you know of a student who would benefit from being in Student Support Services? Fill out an online Referral Form

Contact Us

Phone: 304-696-3164
Email: sss@marshall.edu

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Over 1,200 colleges, universities, community colleges and agencies now offer TRIO Programs in America. TRIO funds are distributed to institutions through competitive grants. Marshall University sponsors two Talent Search programs: Heart of Appalachia Talent Search Program : Serves Appalachian youth in Mason and Wayne Counties. Empowering Appalachia Talent Search Program Serves Appalachian youth in Cabell County. Educational Opportunity Center: Provides services to encourage adults interested in completing their education. Upward Bound Program: Provides tutoring and a summer program for West Virginia high school students in Cabell, Wayne and Lincoln Counties

Give

You can support MU SSS by making a financial contribution through The Marshall University Foundation’s web portal.

  1. Visit the Foundation’s donation page.
  2. When filling out the form select Student Support Services in the I would like my gift to benefit drop-down.