Outreach Programs

TRIO Programs

The federal TRIO programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds, including those from low-income households, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities. TRIO programs at Luther include Student Support Services (SSS).

The goal of Student Support Services is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants through instruction in basic study skills; tutorial services; academic, financial, or personal counseling; assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in four-year institutions; assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in graduate and professional programs; guidance on career options; and mentoring and special services for students with limited English proficiency (LEP).