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Student Support Services

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SSS Announcement:

Student Support Services (SSS/SSS STEM) feels it is best to cancel all group related activities for the semester, and possibly the summer. The issue of liability for college students we serve are too great to ignore. The last thing we would want is to endanger any of our program participants, or to raise issues about our level of thoroughness and attention to such a volatile public health issue.

Until further notice SSS will ONLY be providing 1-1 coaching sessions and 1-1 tutoring services.

 

What is Student Support Services?

The TRIO/Student Support Services programs at Texas State University are 100 percent federally funded, Student Support Services (SSS) at $300,000 annually and Student Support Services STEM (SSS STEM) at $232,265 annually. Student Support Services is a program under the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion which itself is a member of the Division of Student Affairs. Participants benefit from activities designed to improve academic performance and enhance the college experience, ultimately leading up to graduation. Our goals are:
  • To increase retention and graduation rates for first-generation college students, low-income students, and students with disabilities.

  • To foster an institutional climate supportive of success of first-generation college students, low-income students and students with disabilities.

SSS is FREE and assists eligible first-generation college students, students meeting "low-income" status set by the Department of Education, and students with disabilities.

Mission

Student Support Services at Texas State University encourages and assists traditionally underrepresented students (first-generation college students, students who meet low income guidelines, and students with disabilities) in the completion of a post-secondary education by providing academic support (tutoring, study skills, workshops, coaching), assisting them with short-term decision making and long term planning, connecting them to resources and facilitating their ability to become effective agents of their own learning and personal development. 

Vision

SSS will be a model program, nationally recognized for best practices and strategies in promoting retention and graduation of its participants.

Allies of Texas State

Student Support Services staff have completed training to be better support the LGBTQIA+ community.

Veteran Friendly Office

Student Support Services have completed training to better understand issues facing veterans as well as to provide assistance to our student veterans. Learn more about the Office of Veterans Affairs.