In 2010, the TRiO program was established at Illinois College to promote the academic success, including persistence and graduation, of a select group of students who are the first in their family to attend college, meet income eligibility guidelines, or have a documented disability. The TRiO Program is funded by a Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education to serve 140 students per year. Services and activities are free to all enrolled students.
The goal of TRIO is to assist qualified students in attending and graduating from college. TRIO Student Support Services provides a supportive environment assisting students with tutoring, academic advising, and study skills.
Watch a quick video about "TRiO," a program that offers academic assistance to eligible undergraduate students at Mansfield University. Students can become a participant at any point in their undergraduate program (freshman through senior) and remain in the program until they receive their undergraduate degree from MU. There is no charge for services provided to students through Student Support Services. To learn more, go to http://www2.mansfield.edu/trio/
"What is the most rewarding part of working in Student Support Services?" "To be able to witness how students grow overtime, academically and to see their confidence increase as a result. Being a part of a student’s personal growth, that is the most rewarding part to me"