Virginia Union University offers an exceptional opportunity for students in our Student Support Services Program. Student Support Services is a Federal Trio sponsored program that awards funds to institutions of higher education. To provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.
The overall purpose of the Students Support Services project at Virginia Union University is to strengthen the likelihood of increased retention and graduation rates of the 140 project participants. We plan to foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first generation college students and individuals with disabilities. Through continuous quality academic support, tracking and monitoring student progress, personal and social support, and assistance with obtaining adequate and prudent financial resources. Students of the SSS will achieve the goal of completing their undergraduate degree within six years.
Benefits to being in the SSS Program:
- Additional Academic Advising
- Book Loan
- Laptop Loan
- Calculator Loan
- Tutoring Services
- Academic Success Planning
- Money Management
- Mentoring Program
- Career Counseling/Preparation
- Attendance at Cultural activities
- Financial Aid Counseling
- Computer Lab
How do I become a part of the SSS?
All student support service students are selected by the SSS staff.
- 75% of Students are Low-Income and First Generation
- 11% Low income
- 11% First Generation
- 3% Low income and Disabled
Enrollment in program is limited to 140 participants. Since enrollment is limited to 140 students, an application may be placed on a waiting list to ensure maximum participation.