Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services at Iowa State University serves 250 low-income, first-generation students and/or students with disabilities each year with the goal of increasing persistence and graduation rates of these students.  TRIO Student Support Services is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

About Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services is a program that provides a variety of individualized services to our participants. We also develop initiatives and programming that are customized to the needs of our target population. Our students develop academic, social, and professional skills that contribute to a holistic educational experience at ISU and remain transferrable beyond graduation.  The following areas emphasized within higher education institutions characterize these programs and services:


Engages in teaching students about the importance and value of higher education
Facilitates the development of critical thinking and decision-making skills
Encourage participants to do what is necessary to become independent and successful learners


Administer academic services that provide timely and comprehensive student support.  Provide learning skills opportunities that engender a holistic and diverse approach to student development


Facilitate students’ academic and personal development
Assist them in formulating, interpreting and completing degree programs
Help create an environment that promotes creativity without compromising integrity


Collect, interpret, disseminate, and evaluate information pertinent to academic performance, educational trends, and
student welfare and development
Assess or measure program practices that enhance academic services

We are located at 2010 Student Services Building. 515-294-0210

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