Student Support Services (SSS) is a comprehensive federally funded TRiO program that offers academic assistance to up to 200 eligible undergraduate students at Mansfield University. Students can become a participant at any point in their undergraduate program (freshman through senior) and remain in the program until they receive their undergraduate degree from MU. There is no charge for services provided to students through Student Support Services.
All SSS participants are assigned an individual advisor who will help them in determining their specific strengths and weaknesses so that the program can offer the most appropriate assistance for each student.
The goal of the TRiO SSS Program at Mansfield University is to increase persistence and graduation rates of eligible students and to foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first-generation college students and/or college students with disabilities.
The ultimate goal of TRiO programs is to help students persist in school in order to attain their bachelor's degree.
Student Transition to College -Students will identify resources to help them adjust to college.
Student Success Skills -Students will create Individual Success Plans (ISP's) each semester that reflect their personal learning goals.
Student Academic Success -Students will identify the skills necessary to succeed academically in college according to their personal learning goals.
Student Financial Success in College - Students will identify the skills necessary to succeed financially in college according to their personal learning goals.
Student Critical Thinking Skills -Students will demonstrate the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college.
Student Leadership Skills -Students will apply leadership principles important to success.
Student Post-Graduation Skills Development - Students will prepare for post-graduation plans, including career or graduate school.