Student Support Services (SSS) is a TRIO program funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Since its inception, it has provided exceptional academic and personal support for thousands of students throughout the United States (US) who qualify under the eligibility criteria.
SSS at Kentucky State University (KSU) is crafted and designed to provide academic and personal support for our student participants. SSS will select and guide student participants with academic assistance, advising, career counseling, individual and personal counseling, mentoring, and assistance with other community services as needed.
Students enrolling in this unique program will be exposed to educational, social, and cultural opportunities that will broaden their sense of awareness, enhance their skills so they can interface in our global market place.
KSU and SSS will focus on providing students with optimal benefits and services from their freshman year through graduation and assist them with their career choices after graduation. Our primary goal is to guide students so they can maximize their collegiate experience and prepare them to compete worldwide.
Overall, SSS provides an opportunity for success to those who are selected for participation and are willing to commit themselves to the mission of Student Support Services and their educational goals. SSS dovetails with the mission and goal of Kentucky State University for our students to: “Enter to Learn - Go out to Serve,” with students “Preparing, Succeeding, and Graduating” with the assistance of Student Support Services.
Students who are selected to participate in the program must:
- Be a United States citizen (or have documentation of becoming a citizen).
- Have a need for academic assistance.
In addition, students must meet one or more of the primary eligibility criteria of:
- Being first generation college student (neither mother nor father have a college degree).
- You are low-income as defined by the federal government.
- You have a documented physical disability or learning disability.
Also, students who participate will commit to the mission and goals of the Student Support Services program.