Student Support Services

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The office of Student Support Services (SSS) is proud to be a part of the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse located in the Division of Student Affairs. 

The mission of Student Support Services is to serve eligible college students and foster an institutional climate supportive of their success. Our services are designed to enhance academic skills, increase retention, increase graduation rates, and facilitate entrance into graduate and professional programs. In addition, students who qualify for SSS and have a disability will be referred to UWL's ACCESS Center for direct coordination of disability accommodations. A federally funded TRIO program, SSS provides assistance to 350 eligible students each year.

TRiO programs are funded through the Department of Education, which provide educational opportunities designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRiO includes eight distinct outreach programs which serve and assist students as they progress through the academic pipeline from middle school through college. UW-La Crosse is the host institution for three TRIO programs including SSS, Upward Bound and McNair.

Student Support Services and the other TRIO programs are represented by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE). COE is a non-profit organization established in 1981 to represent institutions of higher education, administrators, counselors and teachers committed to advancing equal educational opportunities and to promote diversity in America's colleges and universities.