TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from low-income and first-generation college backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. TRIO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention.

The purpose of the TRIO Programs’ Department at Salt Lake Community College is to provide support for low-income and first-generation college students to access, graduate, and attain their educational, career, and personal goals in preparation for their contribution to a global workforce. 

To be eligible to participate in TRIO programs, a student must be low-income, first-generation college student (neither parent has a baccalaureate degree), U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and plan to attend a 4-year institution upon completion of a 2-year Associate degree.

TRIO Programs

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TRIO Student Support Services Program

The purpose of the TRIO/Student Support Services is to work in partnership with students to achieve academic success, improve student retention, and promote personal growth.

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The SLCC TRIO STEM Program purpose is to support low-income and first-generation college students pursuing degrees in natural science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by addressing individualized educational and career interests, while providing the opportunities, tools, and resources for self-efficacy.