About Us

Mission

The TRIO SSS program mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Its two main purposes are to:

  • Increase the college retention, persistence and graduation rates of program participants; and
  • Foster a climate supportive of the success of students whose parents did not complete a four year college degree and/or are disabled and/or whose family income may hinder them from remaining in college without financial assistance to receive the full range of services and opportunities at UW-Milwaukee

 

Student Support Services Program (SSS) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide academic support services for eligible students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Our SSS program is one of eight federally-funded, early outreach, student service programs from the Federal TRIO Grant Programs which also include:

UW-Milwaukee is one of only six universities nationwide that have all eight TRiO Programs! There are nearly 1,100 SSS programs nationwide with 28 in Wisconsin.