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UCM’s TRIO-eligible Students Encouraged to Attend Student Support Services Open House on Nov. 8

By Jeff Murphy, October 31, 2022


Student Support Services can help students to overcome challenges that might otherwise prevent them from earning a university degree.

WARRENSBURG, MO – It is estimated that nearly 3,000 University of Central Missouri students meet federal TRIO program eligibility guidelines. For those who do, UCM is extending an invitation to attend the Student Support Services (SSS) Center Open House, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Elliott Student Union 128.

TRIO-eligible students include individuals who are the first in their family to attend college, are Pell-eligible, historically underrepresented or are challenged by a disability. The Open House will introduce them to staff members and other resources at the SSS Center which are to help students with their academic success.

The SSS Center is housed within the Success Advising Center and is part of a team-like approach to equitably and holistically build strong relationships and provide students with tools they need to achieve their academic goals. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, the center is a place where TRIO-eligible students can go to study, take advantage of computers with free printing, and have access to certified peer educators who serve as Success Coaches. These individuals are available to assist with general academic questions, understanding assignment directions, help with basic study skills, and more. The center also offers a Group Collaborative Study Zone with large electronic whiteboard capability, and is in close proximity to Success Advisors who can help students with many different services. These range from gaining access to free tutoring to advice and assistance in postsecondary course selection to peer education and mentoring. The center also works closely with the Learning Commons, Student Financial Aid, Career and Life Design Center, and University Housing to assist students on many different fronts.

The Open House is a great opportunity for students to tour the SSS Center and see firsthand what it has to offer. To learn more, visit the SSS Center website, email or call 660-543-4721.


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