Student Affairs

Student Support Services

 


  

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The Student Support Services program will empower our participants academically, socially and culturally by providing a positive atmosphere for learning through tutoring and mentoring, through the provision of workshops, through providing assistance in transitioning from a two-year to a four-year institution, through counseling in all areas of student life and through the provision of services for students with disabilities.

“A Beacon of Light Scholars Program”
Clinton College
 
The Student Support Services offices and lab are located in the Fisher Building

Lab Hours:
Monday-Friday
9:00am-4:00pm
 

What is Student Support Services?


The Office of Student Support Services (SSS) is a Title IV, equal-opportunity program funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  The SSS Program at Clinton College is a selective program for first generation college students, low income, and/or students with certified disabilities, which is dedicated to enhancing the overall college experience of our qualified students and the office is dedicated to assisting them in being successful through services at no cost to program participants. SSS is a resource for our qualifying students to ensure that they are achieving at their highest level. More importantly, SSS is a support system and an advocate for students. Our charge is to ensure that each student graduates and goes on to pursue educational opportunities at a four year institution. Our objective is to increase retention and graduation rates of eligible students, to increase the transfer rate of eligible students from two-year to four-year institutions, and to foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income, first generation, and college students with certified disabilities through specified support services.

What is TRiO?

Educational Opportunity for Low-Income and Disabled Americans


Our nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance.

In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America's economic and social life. These Programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRiO Programs (initially just three programs). While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRiO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.
 

Who is served


As mandated by Congress, two-thirds of the students served must come from families with incomes under $28,000, where neither parent graduated from college. More than 2,700 TRiO Programs currently serve nearly 866,000 low-income Americans. Many programs serve students in grades six through 12. Thirty-seven percent of TRiO students are Whites, 35% are African-Americans, 19% are Hispanics, 4% are Native Americans, 4% are Asian-Americans, and 1% are listed as "Other," including multiracial students. Twenty-two thousand students with disabilities and more than 25,000 U.S. veterans are currently enrolled in the TRiO Programs as well. For more race and ethnicity data for each TRiO Program (Upward Bound, UB Math/Science, SSS, Talent Search, EOC, and McNair), see “Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Federal TRiO Programs,” a News You Can Use fact sheet from the National TRiO Clearinghouse.
 

How it Works

 
Over 1,000 colleges, universities, community colleges, and agencies now offer TRiO Programs in America. TRiO funds are distributed to institutions through competitive grants.
 

Evidence of Achievement


Students in the Upward Bound program are four times more likely to earn an undergraduate degree than those students from similar backgrounds who did not participate in TRiO; nearly 20 percent of all Black and Hispanic freshmen who entered college in 1981 received assistance through the TRiO Talent Search or EOC programs; students in the TRiO Student Support Services program are more than twice as likely to remain in college than those students from similar backgrounds who did not participate in the program.
 

Clinton College’s

National Educational Opportunity Program Affiliations

 
 
 
 


Mission Statement:

The Student Support Services program at Clinton College is committed to contributing to the institutions mission as well as its commitment to our participants in increasing college retention and graduation rates for eligible students, increasing the transfer rates of eligible students from our two year institute to a four year institute, and to fostering an institutional climate that is supportive of the success of low-income and first generation college students and individuals with certified disabilities.
 

Our Vision:

The Student Support Services program will empower our participants academically, socially and culturally by providing a positive atmosphere for learning through tutoring and mentoring, through the provision of workshops, through providing assistance in transitioning from a two-year to a four-year institution, through counseling in all areas of student life and through the provision of services for students with disabilities.



Requirement for Enrollment…

  1. Completion of FAFSA form
  2. Submission of Program Application
  3. Completion of Participant Contract
  4. One-on-One Consultation with SSS Staff

Eligibility Requirements…

  • First Generation (neither parent graduated from a 4 year institute
  • Low-Income
  • Certified Disability