Southern Wesleyan University’s Student Support Services (SSS) Program encourages students to build a sense of belonging and confidence as they pursue their chosen fields. We advocate, navigate, support, and serve as resources for SWU students. Creating a positive and engaging environment, SSS collaborates with students, faculty, staff and the community to strengthen student self-efficacy. More importantly, SSS is dedicated to student success, learning and empowerment through obedience to God’s will as revealed in scripture.
Benefits of the TRiO Student Support Services Program
A Christian-centered support system that helps students explore and affirm their faith during critical periods of their lives. As such, we offer:
- Academic tutoring: instruction in reading, writing, study skills, mathematics, science and other subjects
- Mentoring: advice on course selection
- Financial Aid: information on both the full range of Federal student financial aid programs and benefits and resources for locating other public/private scholarships
- GRE preparation
- Editing of written assignments
- Assistance in completing the FAFSA and other aid/scholarship applications
- Advising and counseling to improve economic literacy of students, including financial planning
- Motivate and prepare students for graduate school (master’s degrees)
- Workshops that assist participants to apply for admission to and obtain financial aid for assistance (when possible) for enrollment in graduate and professional programs of study
- Life skills development
- Cultural (educational) field trips
- Interdisciplinary living-learning experiences that prepares students to be active and responsible citizens and leaders in a complex, multi-cultural, and global world
Eligibility for the Program
To be eligible for participation in the TRiO Student Support Services Program, a student’s status must meet at least ONE of the following requirements:
- First generation (neither parent or custodial guardian has earned a 4-year degree) OR
- Low income (as determined by the Department of Education) OR
- Documented disability
*In addition, students must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency status.
Tools for Success
TRiO Participant Referrals
Do you know a SWU student who might take advantage of the opportunities Student Support Services offers? If so, please fill out the information below and we will do the rest.