trio student support services

why join sss?  there are lots of reasons why students just like you join sss every year.

some of the primary reasons are:

  • supportive Staff & Peer Tutor/Mentors
  • free tutorial service
  • Recognition & Award Programs
  • sss star student of the month
  • Free Computer & Printing Access
  • sss coalition (our very own student organization)


to join sss, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • be a u.s. citizen or a permanent resident of the u.s.
  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at mississippi valley state university (mvsu)
  • be a freshman, sophomore or transfer student who has a need for academic support as well as the potential for academic success
  • be a full-time student who plans to graduate from mvsu   
  • meet one of the following criteria:

1. be a first-generation college student (parents or guardians do not have four- year college degree)
2. have a financial need (based on the family’s taxable income as determined by the guidelines of the u.s. department of education)
3. have a documented disability(a person, who because of a documented disability, needs specifically-designed instructional materials or programs, modified physical facilities, or related services)