TRIO Student Support Services offers academic, personal, and professional support through services that empower and encourage undergraduate students from first-generation, low income, and/or disability backgrounds to persist and graduate. TRIO SSS is committed to the CSUSM mission, provides an array of holistic cultural enrichment opportunities and social mobility programming that aligns with regional needs to enhance student life after graduation.
Student Support Services (SSS) is a TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. TRIO SSS has been hosted at Cal State San Marcos since 1993 and is currently funded to provide support to 206 students from first-generation, low-income and disability backgrounds. The primary purpose of TRIO SSS is to increase the retention and graduation rates of student participants.