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Trio, is that support that you need.
Passion for helping students... really
encouraged me to join Trio. It's kept me
more involved in... Richland. If I didn't
have Trio, I wouldn't know where to go, I
didn't know where to get the correct
information, to get the support that I
It built my self-esteem, it made
me more of not a quitter. And what they
did for me, when I was in student
government, and Phi Theta Kappa, just to keep
me balanced -- was very, very impactful in my life.
They wouldn't let me fail, they wouldn't
let me give up, because there have been times
when I wanted to give up, and they
wouldn't let me give up.
Trio Student Support Services is a
program at Richland College, that walks
alongside those students that have the
potential to achieve their dreams, yet
have not found the support systems
previously to make that happen.
Participants find individualized
services, such as advising, tutoring, and
transfer counseling, to support their
academic and professional pathways to
success, by exposing students to great
lecture series, financial literacy
workshops, and cultural events.
building stable professionals, and
community leaders, today, through our opportunities.
To be a part of Trio Student Support Services,
students are required to be either a permanent resident, or a U.S. citizen,
and we also have 3 other criteria points:
one, being first-generation, second, would
be that you meet the federal income
guidelines, and third, would be you either
have a physical challenge or special
needs support system, needed at Richland.
Trio is... Trio is... Trio is... Trio is a program where where you can
can get advising, you can
get one-on-one tutoring, you have labs,
and also gives you the opportunity to
meet with with your fellow students. An
organization where the faculty
really cares about your success.
They look at your ambition, they look at the
fact that you want to succeed, and they
help you in that. Trio is definitely a
great resource on campus, to help you
achieve your goals.
If you're eligible
for trio, it'd be hands-down the best
thing you can do. I like that everything
is so easily available
I have a place I can go to and study...
I also have the advisors right there, if
they need any help, and the tutors are
there to help me.
Trio advisors -- they take
the time to get to know you, and when
they see you, they're able to refer to you
by name, and that adds a lot of value to the whole advising
The counselors -- I can say they genuinely care about the students, and their jobs, like they genuinely care about us, because
there have been times that I had to stop by, and I just wanted to talk, and they made time just to talk with me. You get to see a
different aspect of the faculty, and know
them more as people, than just a person
that works at Richland. Made me realize the importance, you know, of
education -- what education really means.
Trio has been a great support system, not only academically, but
with life goals and struggles that I
have, that I had faced in life. Without Trio,
I don't know if I would have actually... I
know I'm going to get my bachelor's, now,
but I'm not sure if I would have stuck it through.
I don't see a reason, I can't imagine a reason not to apply.
We would like to welcome you to join Trio
Student Support Services at Richland College.
We know it has worked for many myriads of
students that have come across our
threshold, at Richland, and we know it can
work for you.