Celebrate National TRIO Week

TRIO is a group of federally funded outreach programs that were put in place to support disadvantaged students who want to pursue higher education. Wichita State University sponsors eight TRIO programs, each of them focusing on a specific population and with a unique focus.

The TRIO programs listed below, including the Haysville GEAR UP and Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP programs, are under the umbrella of the Office of Special Programs in the Division of Strategic Engagement and Planning. Since 1986, the last Saturday of each February has been designated as National TRIO Day to recognize the efforts of these programs in assisting our nation’s low-income and first-generation college students.