The Broyhill Fountain, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Broyhill Fountain
Nebraska Union
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
City Campus

About

Student Support Services projects work to enable low-income, first-generation, disabled students to stay in college until they earn their baccalaureate degrees.

The project, one of the "trio" of the TRIO initiative, came into being during the tenure of President Lyndon B. Johnson.

The enactment of the Higher Education Amendments of 1968 added the Special Services for Disadvantaged Students as the third initiative of the TRIO program. It was later rechristened and came to be known as Student Support Services.

1982

EstD

150

UNL Majors

350

Students

Nationwide, students are now being served by SSS at 947 colleges and universities. The purpose of the project is to increase the number of disadvantaged low-income college students, first-generation college students, and college students with disabilities to successfully complete a program of study at the postsecondary level.

At UNL, we serve +350 undergraduate students, who could be from any major or degree. They could also be undecided and we also cater to non-traditional students. Our participants, who include disabled undergraduates, receive tutoring, counseling and remedial instruction. We offer foundational courses in math, science, english, educational psychology and skill development tailored for our freshmen participants.

As the initiative is approaching its 50th anniversary, our sense of commitment is stronger than ever, which is to support, serve and see our participants graduate.