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TRIO Student Support Services

Set yourself up for SUCCESS with TRIO Student Support Services. 

The mission of Student Support Services is to assist college students with overcoming personal concerns, academic deficiencies and financial difficulties that could impair their chances of succeeding in college. Student Support Services also provides students with the necessary tools to adjust to the demands of a college environment, while helping them develop good study habits and decision-making skills that increase retention and graduation rates for college students.

The SSS program provides an array of support services provided at no cost to the participating student.   


  • Individual tutoring
  • Supplemental instruction
  • Campus and community cultural enrichment activities
  • Academic counseling and coaching
  • Assistance with course selection and career planning
  • Access to computer labs and free printing
  • Financial aid and scholarship assistance 
  • Career exploration and leadership development
  • Peer mentoring
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Use of study materials, textbooks, and laptops 


  • Note taking and listening skills
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Study Skills and Time Management
  • Financial literacy
  • Budgeting and Credit Card Management
  • Funding College
  • Personal Statements and Reference Letters
  • Health Improves Together (H.I.T.) Information Session
  • Stop Procrastination
  • Test Taking Skills
  • GRE preparation


  • Be formally admitted to WVSU
  • Be a US Citizen or eligible non citizen
  • Have need for academic support
  • Be low income, and/or, first-generation and/or a student with a documented disability

To find out if you are eligible, call 304-766-5710 or stop by the TRIO offices (Sullivan Hall East, second floor)

 “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” —William Butler Yeats

The Student Support Service (SSS) TRIO Program at WVSU is funded by a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Education. 

Our Team

Krystal  Tolliver
Director of TRIO Programs
(304) 766-3086
Simuel  Bowles
Academic Specialist
(304) 766-5144
Rosalyn Cary
Program Coordinator
(304) 766-5710
Amy Champe
Office Administrator
(304) 766-3120
Nada Gray
Academic Specialist
(304) 766-5145



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