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What is TRiO?

MU’s TRiO Program is part of the federal program called Student Support Services. This program is designed to help promising students from underrepresented groups meet the academic, financial, and social demands of a college education.


Participation in MU’s TRiO Student Support Services program is limited to 670 degree-seeking undergraduates. Eligibility is based on several factors:

  1. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
  2. first-generation college status
  3. low-income status
  4. disability status
  5. academic need

Eligible students should receive an email message from the TRiO Student Support Services program, informing them about the program and inviting them to apply for admission. They might also be referred to the TRiO Student Support Services program by their academic advisors. If you have questions about eligibility for TRiO Student Support Services or other Learning Center programs, come to our office (100 Student Success Center) for more information.

News and Profiles

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Members at Mizzou

Sigma Lambda Gamma Raises Funds for TRiO Students Facing Emergencies

Earlier this semester, the TRiO Student Support Services program was able to increase their emergency fund thanks to the help of the Associate Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. at the University of Missouri.

Donellia Levy

Donellia Levy

Hello TRiO! My name is Donellia Levy, I am a senior this year graduating in December from Chicago, Illinois. I’ve majored in Textile and Apparel Management during my time here at Mizzou which sparked a passion for working not only…

Makiyah Thurman

Makiyah Thurman

Hello! My name is Makiyah Thurman, I am a senior majoring in Health Sciences with an emphasis in rehabilitation from Chicago, IL. Interestingly enough, I was a member of TRiO before I even knew what the program was! I found…