Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRIO program. The focus of SSS is to retain and graduate program participants in their academic discipline. SSS will achieve these goals by providing a comprehensive set of services which will emphasize academic excellence, cultural awareness and life-long learning.
To provide learning, discovery and engagement opportunities through quality academic, career and personal support services to low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities.
SSS serves 195 students a year. Eligible students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Purdue University North Central, a U.S. citizen or meet residency requirements, and have an academic need. In addition, participants must also meet one of the following requirements:
- is a first-generation college student;
- meets the federal guidelines for income eligibility; OR
- has a documented disability.
Student Support Services is specially designed to provide academic and social/cultural support services to program participants. This support is provided through the undergraduate years and is intended to lead to successful completion of the PNC curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree. Services include, but are not limited to:
- One-on-one tutoring
- Academic advising and coaching
- Career advising
- Student leadership opportunities
- Financial literacy
- Financial aid guidance
- Scholarship search assistance
- Graduate school admission advising
- Classroom skills building (i.e. study and testing techniques)
- Social, cultural, and service activities
Participants are required to meet with a staff member on a regular basis during all semesters in the program. Midterm progress is also monitored by sending progress reports to participant’s professors. Staff members review progress reports with students.