TRiO Programs

The TRiO Programs (TRiO) are funded through the U.S. Department of Education to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs. It first began with Upward Bound, which emerged out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 in response to the administration's War on Poverty. Talent Search was created in 1965 and then followed by Student Support Services in 1968. By the late 1960s, the term "TRiO" was coined to describe these three federal programs.

Contact Information

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
TRiO Programs
Murphy Hall, Suite 212
1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Main Phone: 336-334-7982
Fax: 336-256-0209

Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)


Ms. Chantal Fleming, Executive Director of TRiO Programs

College Program:

TRiO Student Support Services
Chantal Fleming, Director
Email: | Phone: 336-334-7982

Pre-College Programs:

TRiO Upward Bound
Judy Wilson, Director 
Email: | Phone: 336-285-3825

TRiO Educational Talent Search
Jerald K. Neely, Program Director
Email: | Phone: 336-285-4634