The TRIO Student Support Services program (SSS) at Sul Ross State University is a student retention program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that serves 160 students per year.

The mission of the Student Support Services program is to provide supportive educational services that will assist students with an academic need that are low income, first generation, or have a documented disability to acquire a university college degree.

The program offers academic advising, career/major counseling, personal support, classroom instruction, academic workshops, tutoring, financial aid counseling, new student extended orientation, graduate admission assistance, social/cultural activities, and much more.

The TRIO program at Sul Ross State University actively motivates our students to come into the SSS office to meet with their SSS Retention Specialist, SSS tutors and mentors, and attend SSS workshops as well as participating in University-based activities.

As part of an initiative to help our students acclimatize and socialize with the University, the Student Support Services club was formed. If you’d like more information on the club, click here.

If you are a current student, upcoming freshman, or transfer student at Sul Ross State University and are seeking additional services to help you reach your educational goals, we encourage you to contact us. Our contact information is listed below.

We encourage you to browse through our website to learn more about our program.

Student Support Services at the Star Party at McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, TX
Student Support Services at the Star Party at McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, TX

Spots for this year are still available!
Come see us in Ferguson Hall 105.


  • Ferguson Hall Room 105 Box C-55
  •      Alpine, Texas 79832
  • (432) 837-8118
  • (432) 837-8817


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For more information about the Federal regulations for Student Support Services, please click here.