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Student Success Programs

Student Success Programs (SSP) is made up of three programs focused on retention, persistence and graduation:

  • TRIO Classic - open to eligible* students pursuing all majors, the federally-funded program provides free academic, career, financial, personal, social, and technological assistance and support to assist participants in adjusting to college life, achieving academic success, with the overall goal of graduating with a baccalaureate degree.
  • TRIO STEM - the federally-funded STEM program provides the same support as the TRIO Classic program for eligible* students majoring in science, technology, engineering or math degrees.
  • First Scholars® – funded by a grant from the Suder Foundation, this 4-year program provides support to eligible, entering first-time, full-time freshmen who commit to living on campus and fully participating in the program. First Scholars® receive a $5,000 scholarship, renewable for up to three years.

*Eligibility for both TRIO programs includes low-income (Pell-eligible), first-generation or students with disabilities


Student Success Programs
405 Mitchell Hall
Phone - (901) 678-2351
Fax - (901) 678-0382

Email TRIO Classic
Email First Scholars

Our goal is to provide SSP students with the support and skills needed to remain and be successful in college and complete a baccalaureate degree.

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Last Updated: 10/11/12