What is TRIO
The Federal TRIO Programs are outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide academic success services to qualified individuals.
The TRIO Programs, through a supportive environment, empower underrepresented students to access postsecondary education & to achieve academic success leading to a postsecondary degree. TRIO federal programs include eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs. At the University of Utah, two programs are housed, Upward Bound for high school students and Student Support Services for college students. TRIO is committed to the transformation of society into one that promotes social justice and freedom from oppression, including but not limited to, racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ageism, and ableism.