trio at santa clara universityOn Friday, March 6, approximately 25 students from the TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program participated in an-all day visit to Santa Clara University. Highlights of the trip include a student led tour, a visit to the high-tech Library, a presentation by outreach officer (and TRIO alumna) on transfer-related admission from the Santa Clara University Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid Office, and a student panel comprised of first-generation, low-income students of color (including one former TRIO student) who fielded questions about their challenges and experiences on Santa Clara University’s high-profile campus life.

Upcoming trips include a visit to UC Berkeley on Friday, April 10, a Student Empowerment Conference at Stanford University on Saturday, April 4, and a day of service in partnership with the San Francisco Food Bank on Friday, April 3. TRiO Students may register with the TRiO office in the Learning Center in Building 5.

**NOTE: TRiO is still accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. Spaces are limited, so qualified first-generation, four-year degree bound students are encouraged to apply by visiting the TRiO-SSS office in the Learning Center in Building 5, or online on our website

Article by Arash Daneshzadeh