Academic Enhancement & Support

Participants will receive comprehensive support services including academic coaching, course planning, tutorial services, supplemental instructions, study skills seminars, financial literacy seminars, computerized lab access and graduate school information.

Student Success Seminars
Success seminars are informative sessions that enhance students’ capacity for learning and foster academic, personal, and professional success. 

Career and Professional Development
Students receive guidance in academic and career exploration. We also provide individual or group guidance to resume writing, interview assistance, job search strategies, and other support that will help students plan a successful transition from the university setting to a rewarding career.

Assistance with Financial Aid, Financial Literacy and Scholarship Process
In conjunction with the NCATSU Financial Aid Office, we are able to provide FAFSA workshops to help students complete their financial aid application. In addition, we provide monthly workshops on various aspects of Financial Literacy to include Money Smart workshops.

Service Initiatives & Leadership
Students interested in service and leadership from a multicultural perspective can participate in local and regional service initiatives and in monthly culturally competent leadership seminars designed to prepare students to lead in a multicultural and global society. 

Advocacy and Support
SSS provides the support needed to complete your studies. Our office also assists participants in maneuvering through the university system.

Supplemental Instructions
SI is a non-remedial approach to learning enrichment that increases student performance and retention. SI offers regularly scheduled, out-of-class review sessions to all students enrolled in a targeted course. SI study sessions are informal seminars in which students review notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and prepare for examinations. Students learn how to integrate course content with reasoning and study skills. The SI sessions are facilitated by “SI leaders,” students who have previously and successfully completed the targeted course. SI leaders attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students for their classmates. 

Cultural Activities
The arts are an integral part of education. Each semester, we plan opportunities for TRIO students to access some of the resources available to us in the Greensboro, NC Triad area.  All activities are free of charge for TRIO students and include transportation. We travel to plays, museums, performances, and other events—these opportunities are listed on the SSS academic calendar each semester.

Summer Bridge Component
The primary focus of the Summer Bridge Program is to provide and intense academic, residential experience for admitted freshmen who desire a head start on college life and success. Participants will be provided a challenging academic experience, personalized and comprehensive advising, counseling and financial literacy services. Selected students will enroll in six hours of college credit and will continue at NCATSU in the fall of  that year. Students selected to participate will also be required to be in the TRIO SSS Living Learning Community for their freshman year. 

TRiO SSS Living Learning Community
TRIO Student Support Services Living Learning Community is designed to provide students with an opportunity to cohesively live and learn during their first year of college. This program will provide students with supplemental instruction, one on one tutoring, transition workshops, cultural events and leadership opportunities. There are identified study rooms and a room for academic tutoring, as well as programming focused on helping new incoming freshmen be more successful academically. These experiences will help in motivating, retaining and fostering attitudes of success necessary for completion of a degree.