Director's Welcome

Dear Prospective SSS Student,Dr. Currie

Welcome to the Mercer University Student Support Services (SSS) website! We are excited that you are seeking information that will aid in your journey towards completing your postsecondary education. TRIO Programs are federally funded grant programs offered through the U.S. Department of Education as a result of the Higher Education Act of 1965. There are seven TRIO Programs (Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, Veterans Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, and Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate) that serve students. Each of the programs have the same overall mission: to help underrepresented and underserved students prepare, enroll and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. SSS offers students a variety of services, as you will discover on this site, to assist in your college matriculation. Currently, more than 85% of students served in the program persist from one academic year to the next and remain in good academic standing. We hope that you will strongly consider applying to Student Support Services and allow us the opportunity to assist you in obtaining your baccalaureate degree. Feel free to contact TRIO Programs/ Student Support Services if you have any questions about our program. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Michelle A. Currie, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Federal TRIO Programs