What is Success at Southern/TRIO-SSS?

Since 1994, Success at Southern/TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program has committed to increase the college retention, academic standing and graduation rates of eligible participants. By providing a variety of services to meet students' needs, we assist eligible participants in clarifying their goals, succeeding academically in their chosen program of study, and graduating with a bachelor's degree in a timely manner.

Success at Southern/TRIO-SSS program is funded through a federal grant and is limited to 190 participants per academic year. During these years, Success at Southern/TRIO-SSS program has served more than 1,500 students, most of them first generation and low-income students.

Our Mission

The Success at Southern/TRIO-SSS program is dedicated to provide a holistic environment that honors the diversity and experiences of all students. Through a grant competition (Title IV), funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.

Our Objectives

1. Good Academic Standing: 89% of all project participants served by the TRIO project will meet the performance level required to stay in good academic standing at the grantee institution.

2. Persistence Rate: 75% of all project participants served by the TRIO project will persist from one academic year to the beginning of the next academic year.

3. Bachelor’s Degree Attainment: 46% of new participants served each year will graduate within six years.


Success at Southern/TRIO-SSS is committed to serve TRIO-SSS students as effectively as possible while doing everything we can to keep our community safe and healthy. While campus restrictions related to COVID-19 are in place, Success at Southern/TRIO-SSS will provide services remotely via video conferencing, email, telephone, and Google Hangouts.

TRIO-SSS WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL WALK-IN TRAFFIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. TRIO-SSS advisors will be meeting with students virtually, please contact your TRIO-SSS advisor to coordinate. TRIO-SSS Computer Lab will be closed until further notice.

TRIO-SSS Tutoring Services not available for Summer Term-  for more details about tutoring options at Hannon Library Tutoring Center (online only) for Summer Term click HERE

Please feel free to leave a voicemail at 541-552-6062 and we will get back to you as soon as possible or contact us at success@sou.edu if you have any questions.


Success at Southern/TRIO-SSS Program
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR 97520
Email: success@sou.edu
Phone:(541) 552-6062
Fax:(541) 552-6862