TRIO-SSS

Succeed at Georgian Court University—and beyond—with the TRIO-Student Support Services (TRIO-SSS) program. This federally funded program provides a variety of services to foster your academic achievement and personal success, which corresponds with the university’s mission and Mercy core values. The program is a result of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Throughout the country, over 20,000 students are involved in TRIO-SSS programs at 800 colleges and universities. You have an opportunity to be one of 160 students in GCU’s program.

Services are free to program participants, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and support from GCU. The program requires as much time as you’re willing to put in—generally, the more the better. We make every effort to make things flexible for you, so it fits into your schedule.

Along with a healthy dose of encouragement, we also provide the following resources:

  • basic skills instruction
  • tutoring
  • academic and graduate school counseling
  • financial literacy training
  • study skills workshops
  • computer lab
  • advocacy, mentoring, coaching, and support
  • limited financial assistance for Federal Pell Grant-eligible students with documented need

TRIO-SSS Goals

Our goals are to:

  • increase the number of eligible students who successfully complete a program of study at the postsecondary level;
  • provide support services that will increase retention and graduation rates;
  • foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of students; and
  • improve financial and economic literacy.

To qualify for this program, students must:

  • be a citizen or national of the United States or meet the residency requirements for federal student financial aid,
  • be enrolled at GCU, and
  • have a need for academic support.

Students must also meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • a first-generation college student, or
  • meet federal income guidelines, or
  • have a physical or learning disability.

To apply, download the application or apply in person at the TRIO-SSS office (assistance is provided if needed).  We are on the second floor of the Casino—use the side door across from the library, turn right, and go up the stairs.

All of us have areas of strength as well as areas that we need to improve. Remember, if you need assistance with your study skills, you can attend one of our study skills workshops or schedule an appointment with a TRIO-SSS professional.
Here are a few resources to assist you:

Being prepared for your advising or tutoring session gives you the advantage you need to be successful. Use these tips before your semester or appointments to get the most out of them.

5 steps to academic success

Be sure to check out page 19 in the GCU Magazine where TRIO-SSS Counts Its Successes!

Danielle Staten Lamb
Director
dlamb@georgian.edu

Debbie D’Agostaro
Staff Assistant
ddagostaro@georgian.edu

Kim Markland
Academic Specialist (Writing, Literature, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies)
kmarkland@georgian.edu

Joyce Toll
Academic Specialist (Math, Religious Studies, Writing, Accounting)
jtoll@georgian.edu

Pat Torlucci
Tutorial Coordinator/Academic Specialist (Science and Math)
ptorlucci@georgian.edu

TRIO-SSS

Succeed at Georgian Court University—and beyond—with the TRIO-Student Support Services (TRIO-SSS) program. This federally funded program provides a variety of services to foster your academic achievement and personal success, which corresponds with the university’s mission and Mercy core values. The program is a result of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Throughout the country, over 20,000 students are involved in TRIO-SSS programs at 800 colleges and universities. You have an opportunity to be one of 160 students in GCU’s program.

Services are free to program participants, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and support from GCU. The program requires as much time as you’re willing to put in—generally, the more the better. We make every effort to make things flexible for you, so it fits into your schedule.

Along with a healthy dose of encouragement, we also provide the following resources:

  • basic skills instruction
  • tutoring
  • academic and graduate school counseling
  • financial literacy training
  • study skills workshops
  • computer lab
  • advocacy, mentoring, coaching, and support
  • limited financial assistance for Federal Pell Grant-eligible students with documented need

TRIO-SSS Goals

Our goals are to:

  • increase the number of eligible students who successfully complete a program of study at the postsecondary level;
  • provide support services that will increase retention and graduation rates;
  • foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of students; and
  • improve financial and economic literacy.
How Do I Qualify & Apply?

To qualify for this program, students must:

  • be a citizen or national of the United States or meet the residency requirements for federal student financial aid,
  • be enrolled at GCU, and
  • have a need for academic support.

Students must also meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • a first-generation college student, or
  • meet federal income guidelines, or
  • have a physical or learning disability.

To apply, download the application or apply in person at the TRIO-SSS office (assistance is provided if needed).  We are on the second floor of the Casino—use the side door across from the library, turn right, and go up the stairs.

Resources

All of us have areas of strength as well as areas that we need to improve. Remember, if you need assistance with your study skills, you can attend one of our study skills workshops or schedule an appointment with a TRIO-SSS professional.
Here are a few resources to assist you:

Preparing for a Tutoring Session

Being prepared for your advising or tutoring session gives you the advantage you need to be successful. Use these tips before your semester or appointments to get the most out of them.

Articles

5 steps to academic success

Be sure to check out page 19 in the GCU Magazine where TRIO-SSS Counts Its Successes!

Contact Us

Danielle Staten Lamb
Director
dlamb@georgian.edu

Debbie D’Agostaro
Staff Assistant
ddagostaro@georgian.edu

Kim Markland
Academic Specialist (Writing, Literature, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies)
kmarkland@georgian.edu

Joyce Toll
Academic Specialist (Math, Religious Studies, Writing, Accounting)
jtoll@georgian.edu

Pat Torlucci
Tutorial Coordinator/Academic Specialist (Science and Math)
ptorlucci@georgian.edu

We’re Here for You—Contact Us
The TRIO-SSS program is run by a caring group of professionals committed to helping you. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call 732-987-2610 or e-mail us at sss@georgian.edu.

TRIO-SSS participants can sign up for tutoring and academic coaching at https://georgian.mywconline.com.