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Student Support Services

TRIO Programs (TRIO)

Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS), a federally funded TRiO program, offers free tutoring as well as other types of academic support to students who qualify for the program.


In order to be eligible for tutoring and other services through SSS, a student with academic need must be working on their first Bachelor's Degree, attend ETSU and be a U.S. citizen (or receiving federal funds to attend college). Students must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • First generation (neither parent has completed a four-year degree program)

  • Income eligible

  • Documented disability

If you would like more information, please stop by our office in the Culp Center room 318 or call 423.439.5396.

If you think you qualify and are ready to apply, please apply
online or call us at 423.439.5396 for print and mail instructions: 

Apply Online






As part of the national response to the coronavirus outbreak, most ETSU employees are now working from home, but we're still ready to serve you.  If you are seeking services or need to reach the TRIO Student Support Serves personnel for any reason, please call our office at
(423) 439-5396
or email .   To contact one of our staff members directly, please see our directory.  

Many questions about services and help for ETSU students are answered on the

Emergency on-call staff for Student Life, the Counseling Center, and Housing and Residence Life     may be reached             through            
Public Safety at    (423) 439-4480. 




TRIO-SSS Inclement Weather Policy

During periods of inclement weather the University often remains open. Review the University Inclement Weather Policy here:

If the University is open, the SSS office and SSS Tutoring Lab will remain open as well. Students are advised to avoid undue risk when traveling to campus. If you decide it is unsafe to attend your tutoring you must call our office at 423-439-5396 to notify the staff about your absence. Failure to call our office before you miss your session will count as an absence. If classes are canceled, all tutoring will be canceled as well. We will do our best to offer makeup sessions, but they are not guaranteed.

 Like us on Facebook (ETSU Student Support Services Link at top) or follow us on Twitter (@ETSU_TRiOSSS) for up to date schedule changes.



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