TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) is an academic support program at SCC that offers a variety of services and activities to assist SCC students in reaching their academic and career goals. This program falls under SCC's Student Affairs Division and is funded through the federal TRIO grant.
The goals of TRIO SSS are to help students stay in school, graduate with college degrees, and continue their education by transferring to four-year colleges and universities.
To help students succeed academically, TRIO SSS services and activities focus on students' individual learning needs. TRIO SSS not only helps students succeed at the associate degree level but also offers a variety of transfer-related services to encourage students to further their education by transferring to four-year colleges and universities.
To help students reach their goals, TRIO SSS offers academic and career-related services free of charge.
Tutoring – One-on-one tutoring and/or small group tutoring provide students with additional opportunities to learn course material. Students who are assigned a tutor meet with their tutors weekly to increase their understanding of course material and improve their academic performance.
Assistance with study skills – Study skills workshops, one-on-one academic counseling sessions, and study skills inventories help students develop their skills and improve their academic performance. Examples of study skills topics with which we assist students are test preparation, reading strategies, note-taking, time management, and test anxiety.
Assistance with career goals – Career development workshops and career counseling services help student learn about specific careers and develop valuable skills such as resume-writing and job interviewing.
Assistance with transfer planning – TRIO SSS offers individualized transfer planning sessions, tours of nearby four-year college campuses, and transfer workshops.
Peer mentoring – Often students can learn a lot from their fellow classmates. For that reason, we provide students the opportunity to “learn the ropes” of being a student at SCC by matching them with fellow experienced and successful TRIO SSS students. Emphasis is placed on study skills and increasing awareness and utilization of campus resources.
Cultural activities – To assist our students in increasing their cultural awareness, TRIO SSS sponsors several cultural activities each year. Activities vary from trips to museums, state parks, concerts and plays to on-campus presentations by guest speakers.
TRIO SSS Council – Council meetings are informal gatherings where students can interact with fellow TRIO SSS members. Members serve the Spartanburg community by volunteering with community service projects each semester.
Success Network is a Student Support
Services program funded 100% through a federal TRIO grant in the amount
of $276,570 annually by the U.S. Department of Education.
Phone: (864) 592-4780