TRIO Student Support Services

EOU has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Federal TRIO Programs, which provides 100% of the funding for Student Support Services.


EOU’s Student Support Services (SSS) program helps to promote academic success in college. The program is for students whose background, educational records and personal situations suggest they may experience challenges as an undergraduate. SSS provides participants with support services to meet their unique needs.

ADVISING – Academic, career, personal, financial and graduate school advising to help students navigate the university system, decide on majors and careers, improve study skills and remove barriers to success.

EQUIPMENT CHECKOUT – Laptop computers, iPads, digital recorders and calculators are available for checkout

TUTORING & SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION – One- on-one tutoring and group instruction provided by qualified peer tutors familiar with requirements and expectations of professors.

MENTORING – Faculty and peer mentors matched to students interested in developing a stronger connection to EOU or learning more about a particular major/career.

WORKSHOPS – Meet other students and learn about everything from how to obtain scholarships to stress and time management.

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT – Attend activities or performances with other students that will enrich their college experiences

ADVOCACY – When students have academic, financial or career questions, SSS advisors act on behalf of the students to and answers.


To be considered for SSS, a student must be a U.S. citizen, national, or meet the residence requirements for federal student aid and be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at EOU and seeking a baccalaureate degree from EOU.

Students must also meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be a first generation college student (neither parent has a baccalaureate degree).
  • Meet federal low income guidelines.
  • Be an individual with a disability.
  • Be aging out of the foster care system.
  • Homeless.

Click Here to Apply for SSS

Want to work for Student Support Services?

Click Here for Tutor Application

Click here for Clerical Assistant Application

Fill out, print, and bring your application + a copy of your transcript to Mike Williams, Loso Hall 154B or the SSS Student Center, Loso Hall 230.


EOU SSS is a college retention program which provides participants with academic and support services in a caring environment that helps undergraduate students meet the rigors of higher education and graduate with a baccalaureate degree from Eastern Oregon University.