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Student Support Services in National Competition

The National TRIO Organization hosted a video competition this semester to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Support Services (SSS) program. TCU SSS selected a team of five students, Lea Sandoval, Ariel Leon-Garcia, Eric Garza, Maria Ortiz and Daniela Sigala, who worked diligently on a submission and of 36 submissions submitted, they were selected as one of five finalists. If the students win, they will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City for the national TRIO conference. Forty percent of the final scoring will be based on YouTube likes. Help TCU SSS win the competition:

  1. Click here to watch the video on YouTube
  2. Click the like button on YouTube
  3. Share the link with your friends, family and networks

The competition ends Friday, July 6.

Student Support Services is part of the Federal TRIO programs for students with disadvantaged backgrounds. SSS seeks to increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible participants and to assist in fostering an institutional climate conducive to the success of first generation, lower income college students and students with disabilities.

The TCU Student Support Services (SSS) Program has assisted undergraduate students enrolled at TCU since 1997 and has had a significant impact on retention rates of the target population. Each student receives an individualized educational plan that outlines a strategy for addressing academic and personal needs.