What is SSS?

TRiO Student Support Services is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and has been a part of Cal Poly services to students since 1984. We provide assistance to at least 250 active students every year. Students who participate in the program come from every academic department and major on campus. To participate in the program, students must meet eligibility guidelines that are based on household income, parent's education, or student disability.

Other services provided to students include academic advising, tutoring, career information, help with financial aid concerns, workshops, and help understanding academic policies and procedures. At Cal Poly we work closely with the Financial Aid Office, Registrar, Student Academic Services, Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP), Academic Skills Center, Career Services, Disability Resource Center, Mustang Success Center and many others.

There are 111 TRiO SSS programs at higher education institutions in California, and 1,082 TRiO SSS programs in the U.S. We are part of a national effort by the U.S. Department of Education to make the opportunity for success in college available to low-income and first generation students, and/or students with disabilities.

Vision

Our vision is to offer programs and resources to help you be wildly successful at Cal Poly.

Mission

The mission of Student Support Services is to inspire, inform, empower and contribute to the success of under-represented students by supporting students’ academic, personal and professional growth.

Goals

  1. Provide SSS participant’s supportive and inclusive environment that encourages students to stay in college.
  2. Provide academic resources and strategies for maintaining and improving GPA of 2.5 or better.
  3. Ensure SSS participants graduate from Cal Poly in a reasonable time frame.

Contact Info

Telephone: 805-756-1395
Email: sss@calpoly.edu
Location: Student Support Services
Student Services, Bldg 124, Room 119
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

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