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SSS RISE Services

Personal, Career, Transfer, and Academic Counseling

Every student is required to meet with their SSS RISE counselor twice every semester.  Students will receive the following services:

  • instruction in the registration system (WebAdvisor)
  • advise on general education and major courses
  • strategies for maintaining and improving G.P.A
  • help with study skills
  • Crisis counseling
  • Financial aid and scholarship assistance
  • Student success workshops
  • College and University Tours
  • Cultural Activities
  • Student Educational Plan
  • Career counseling and resume assistance
  • Personal growth counseling
  • Campus and/or community referrals
  • Tutorial Referral
  • Transfer counseling  

Cultural Enrichment Activities

Co-curricular events and activities to increase cultural awareness and build community are offered each semester.

Priority Registration

Participants in the SSS Program are eligible to receive priority registration every semester if they meet all the requirements by the deadline given.

Progress Reports

Students are required to submit progress reports mid semester in order to capture individual academic performance.

Transfer Preparation

Services include information and assistance in completing applications and personal statements.

Reconnect Workshop

The TRiO SSS staff offers a Reconnect Workshop "Educational Goals and Strategies to Achieve Success" to students that have not been enrolled in any semester.

Financial Literacy

The volatile economic climate we live in coupled with the growing costs of attaining a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, today, make it imperative for students to be savvy in managing their money and their expenses along the way. This is especially important for students, who are first-generation, low-income students. It is a strategic initiative of our project to improve the Financial IQ of all program participants by providing a two-tiered Financial Literacy Education Component. In keeping with this grant goal and in an effort to make relevant resources accessible to Program students, we’ve partnered with Decision Partners to bring the resources of their financial literacy to our students.

We will use many of these tools and others to educate and equip our students to manage their expenses, their debt and their credit more effectively and to help them develop an individual plan to meet their educational costs and the financial challenges of living.

SSS Computer Lab/Study Room

Computers/Study Room are available to SSS students for their use to complete assignments. 

Assistive Learning Software available to those students, who wish to use them, include: Inspiration; Dragon Naturally Speaking and Flatbed scanners.