What is SSS?
Student Support Services is a FREE service that encourages traditionally underrepresented students in the completion of their degree through holistic services.
For eligibility to join, traditionally underrepresented students are defined as:
- First-generation college students: neither legal guardian/parent completed a 4-year college degree in the U.S.
- Students who meet income guidelines set by the DOE
- Students with disabilities
The goal of SSS is to assist students with both short-term decision making and long-term planning in their academic and professional journey at Texas State. We connect students with useful resources to facilitate their ability to succeed and become effective agents of their own learning and personal development.
SSS offers the following resources and tools, which you can click for more information:
Tutoring is offered free of charge for all SSS members. Please check here for more information, including courses offered and scheduling.
SSS Members are given access to first-day class registration. When visiting the Access Periods/Time Tickets registration page, look for the "All Other Special Groups and TX State Employees" descriptor for your access time.
If you require a calculator or textbook for class or other academic purposes, SSS offers a loan program. Please come by the office for more information.
SSS offers access to a computer lab equipped with 8 desktop computers each connected to the on-site printers.
When you join SSS, you join a network of students who are dedicated to helping each other succeed. You also receive guidance from a designated success coach who you will meet with, one-on-one, throughout the semester to help you succeed academically and professionally.
SSS hosts and attends many workshops and seminars over the course of a semester designed to improve or teach skills to students in order to provide them with the tools they need to succeed - whether it be financially, academically, or professionally. The Events page has more information about upcoming workshops.
Have you declared a major or minor in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) within the College of Science and Engineering? Nursing students and other Pre-Health students are not eligible for SSS STEM, but are still invited to join SSS.
SSS STEM offers the same benefits as listed above along with special STEM workshops, career trips, and access to STEM programs.
SSS is currently no longer accepting applications for the current academic year.
All applications submitted prior to March 5, 2020 will be considered for the Fall 2020 academic year. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the SSS Office at 512-245-2275.