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What is TRIO?

TRIO serves USI students who are first-generation, low-income, and/or have a registered disability. We provide our students access to the resources they need to succeed and strive to build their personal and professional skills through high-quality, specialized, and holistic services. Our mission is to motivate students towards the successful completion of their postsecondary education.

How we help

We'll develop an individualized academic plan together to ensure you graduate successfully on time!

We'll help you with course selection, registration, major and career exploration, and graduate school planning!

We team up with the Multi-Cultural Center and the Center for International Programs to provide you with a wide range of new and exciting activities!

We'll help you with FAFSA workshops, economic literacy programs, grant-aid and scholarships, and financial planning for college and beyond!

When you become an TRIO participant we will talk about your learning styles and career goals to make sure we find the perfect major match for you!

All incoming freshman will be paired with a mentor during their first semester, as they transition (academically and socially) to the life of a college student.

TRIO offers one-on-one individualized tutoring.

Personal problems weighing on you? Not sure 'what you want to be when you grow up'? We can help!

Become a Peer Mentor, get involved on campus through student leadership positions.