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TRIO: Student Support Services

Graceland University’s Student Support Services (SSS) is a TRIO grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program is designed to provide individualized assistance to eligible students encouraging their persistence and success in college.

Their goal is to increase the retention and graduation rates of those traditionally under-represented in post-secondary education. The program provides intentional interventions proven to boost academic, social and personal readiness for the attainment of a bachelor’s degree.

Nationally, students in the SSS TRIO program are more than twice as likely to remain in college as students from similar background who do not participate in the program.


To be eligible for assistance from Student Support Services, you must be a U.S. citizen and meet at least one of the following guidelines:

  • Neither parent has a bachelor’s degree.
  • Income level that enables you to receive federal financial aid.
  • Documented disability.
  • Eligibility does not guarantee selection into the program.

Services Available

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Support
  • Cultural Enrichment
  • One-on-one Tutoring
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Student Advocacy
  • Help in understanding the university environment.

SSS Staff

Donna Hurt
Office: 211 Zimmermann
Phone: 641.784.5211