Below is a short list of some of the services we provide to our program participants:

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. Your TRIO advisor works closely with you to ensure your successful college graduation and optimize your USM experience. Your TRIO advisor can also be your first point of contact when you have questions. Meet the TRIO Advisors.

Our Peer Leaders offer one-on-one mentoring with TRIO students for additional support throughout the academic year. Peer Leaders also offer a study group throughout the fall and spring semesters open to all TRIO students. This is a great opportunity for our students to study together, engage with their classmates, and work on homework or papers.

TRIO College Programs advances a culture of belonging in which students can succeed academically, prepare for the future, celebrate accomplishments, and form meaningful connections. Throughout the academic year, we offer fun, community events for students to engage with one another both on and off campus.

TRIO champions the future of students through the joy and power of learning. We strive to honor the dreams of our students through academic excellence and exceptional learning experiences in and out of the classroom. TRIO regularly hosts events for educational staff and experts to speak on various topics with TRIO students.

We offer regular FAFSA workshops, support finding and applying for scholarships, and connections with financial services staff on campus.

During their time in TRIO College Programs, students will have the opportunity to apply to be Peer Leaders and take on additional responsibilities in leadership roles. TRIO also has a TRIO Women in STEMM group in which students can learn more about STEMM, network with their peers, strengthen their skills, and build community.

This is a one-week, on-campus immersion program only available to TRIO College Program participants. The program occurs the week before the start of the fall semester and helps ensure the successful transition of newly admitted USM freshmen.

The TRIO Summer Scholars Program 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 Summer Scholars Program, TRIO will provide ongoing college coaching and academic support throughout your time at USM.