On Friday, February 27, approximately 40 students from the TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program participated in an all-day visit to Stanford University. Highlights of the trip included a student-led tour, a visit to a multicultural student association at the El Centro Chicano/Latino Center and Black Student Cultural Center, a presentation on transfer-related admission from the Stanford Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid Office, and a student panel comprised of first-generation, low-income students of color who fielded questions about their challenges and experiences on Stanford University’s high-profile campus life.
Upcoming TRiO trips include a visit to Santa Clara University on Friday, March 6; 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 www.skylinecollege.edu/trio.
Article by Arash Daneshzadeh