TRIO programs assist students with disabilities

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 sponsors eight TRIO programs, each of them focusing on a specific population and with a unique focus. Read about two TRIO programs below:

  • Student Support Services assists low-income and first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities to graduate from college. Services include assistance with securing financial aid; personal, academic, and career counseling; academic instruction; and assistance with applying to graduate and professional programs.
  • Disability Support Services provides academic support services and resources to low-income and first-generation undergraduate students with psychological, physical, or learning disabilities. Services include assistance with securing financial aid and scholarship opportunities; academic instruction; degree planning; and course selection.

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.