Photo of students standing around the conference table in Student Support Services office.

About Student Support Services

Our Mission Statement

TRIO Student Support Service (SSS) is a community of support for first-generation, low-income, and students with documented disabilities designed to help students achieve their goals of graduation.  We are dedicated to providing individualized academic and personal assistance to facilitate lifelong learning and development.

Description of our Program

TRIO Student Support Services is located in the Darrell W. Krueger Library, room 219.  Each year we are funded through a federal grant to serve 225 students from Winona State University.

Our program is part of a national effort by the U.S. Department of Education to improve academic performance, increase student motivation, and facilitate the transition from one level of education to the next.  TRIO Student Support Services advisors help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.

We are affiliated with the Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) which hosts TRIO educational opportunities and provides scholarships to students within the Midwest area.

Closer to home, we are also part of Minnesota TRIO which provides additional opportunities for success.  We are all here to help you succeed at Winona State University and in your future years!  Please contact us at 507.457.5465 to set up an appointment or discuss your eligibility.

Our Staff

We have a professional staff waiting to meet you.  Our staff consists of:
• Program Director
• Advisors who are skilled in the areas of academic advising, university systems and student leadership
• A part-time Developmental Reading and Writing Specialist
• Program Assistant 

Our Services

As a participant in TRIO Student Support Services, students are eligible to receive a wide variety of services free of charge. Some of these services include supplemental academic advising, unlimited tutoring, and assistance in completing the FAFSA, career exploration, budgeting skills and many more.