About TRiO

Prairie State College is proud to welcome TRiO Student Support Services to our campus! TRiO Student Support Services programs were originally created from the Higher Education Act of 1965 and designed to assist those students who are low-income, first-generation, and/or disabled. Through the provision of intrusive and more personalized ancillary services, this program is able to provide mentoring, build academic and social networks, and facilitate the transfer process to four-year colleges and universities. Student Support Services is grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education at $220,000 annually and will provide services to 160 eligible Prairie State College students beginning in the spring 2011 semester.  

Over the course of each academic term TRiO staff will provide program participants with academic advising, tutoring, and supplemental instruction in the areas of reading, English, and mathematics, along with assistance in completing the financial aid process. We will also facilitate additional workshops on career exploration, study skills, computer technology, and financial/economic literacy. Our goal is to retain and graduate program participants, and we believe that it is essential that each student receive individualized, personalized services designed to help them be successful.

We are currently in the process of accepting applications from students who wish to participate in the Student Support Services project. If you are interested in learning more about this wonderful opportunity now available for eligible Prairie State College students, please stop by the Counseling and Academic Advising Center. 

All TRiO Student Support Services inquiries should be directed in care of the following:

Terry Chambers
Director, TRiO Student Support Services
Phone: (708) 709-7933
email: tchambers1@prairiestate.edu