We have many services that we provide to our program participants. Below is a short list of some of the services we provide.
The TRIO Scholars and STEM Scholars Programs respectively serve 140 and 120 students at the University of Southern Maine (USM). TRIO students partner with our Advisors to make their college education a priority. Through advising, mentoring, and programming, we work to empower students with skills and resources to break down barriers that exist for first-generation students, income-eligible students, and students with disabilities.
TRIO College Programs has partnered with the Promise Scholarship Program and Residential Life to offer Scholars the exciting opportunity to be a part of the First Generation Student Experience Living Learning Community (LLC). TRIO Scholars, TRIO STEM Scholars, and Promise will live on the same floor in this close-knit community in Upton-Hastings Hall on the Gorham campus. This new LLC offers students, who are typically the first in their family to attend college, to live as part of a community to navigate campus with the support of their peers. Additionally, first-year TRIO Scholars and TRIO STEM who select this LLC will enroll in a connected COR 101 lab (1 credit) led by TRIO and Promise staff, as well as TRIO Peers.
TRIO College Programs offers sections of the 1-credit COR 101: Co-Curricular Learning Lab. In TRIO sections of this course, students are paired with a peer mentor. Together, each student and mentor will work on assessing strengths and needs, developing and tracking goals, and developing resources for future use. This course is highly individualized and supports parts of the college experience that go beyond academics.
Peer Leaders offer a study group for TRIO students to discuss material and complete homework together. These sessions are available during the Fall and Spring semesters. This is a great opportunity for you and your TRIO classmates to study together, discuss the material, and work on homework or papers. Pop in when you want to study with others, and pop out when you’re done.
This is a one-week, on-campus immersion program offered by the University of Southern Maine TRIO College Programs. The program occurs the week before the start of the fall semester and helps ensure the successful transition of newly admitted USM freshmen.
TRIO Summer Scholars includes opportunities such as:
- New student orientation program
- TRIO College Program workshops
- Cultural and team-building activities and excursions
- Become familiar with USM’s campuses and resources
- Prepare for the start of classes
- Connect with other students and TRIO Peer Leaders
After the completion of the program, TRIO College Programs will provide ongoing college coaching and academic support throughout your time at USM. We will work closely with you to ensure your successful college graduation and optimize your USM experience.
This program is only available for TRIO College Program participants.