What is Success at Southern TRIO SSS?

Since 1994, the Success at Southern TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program has committed to increasing 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 providing 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 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 serving TRIO SSS students as effectively as possible while doing everything we can to keep our community safe and healthy. 

TRIO SSS provides both in-person and some online services.

Contact your TRIO SSS Advisor or call us at 541-552-6062 if you have any additional requests or needs. We are sure we can work together to accommodate any further assistance.

Please feel free to call us at 541-552-6062 or contact us at success@sou.edu if you have any questions. 

“Admission into the Southern Oregon University TRIO Student Support Services Program is open to everyone, regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), disability, political affiliation, religion, body size, age, marital status, family relationship, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression”

Success at Southern TRIO SSS Program
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard

Stevenson Union, Room 322
Ashland, OR 97520
Email: success@sou.edu
Phone:(541) 552-6062
Fax:(541) 552-6293