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TRIO Student Support Services


TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is located in The Academic Support Center in Room SS159 at University Center Rochester. TRIO is funded by a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Education. TRIO SSS serves 250 students per year.

To apply for TRIO Student Support Services an applicant must be a

United States citizen or permanent resident alien


  • Are first-generation (neither parent has a 4 year college degree) or
  • Are low-income (have financial need and meet federal low-income guidelines) or
  • Have a documented disability on file with Disability Services
  • Have a need for academic support

Services Provided to TRIO Students:

  • Academic Advising
  • One-to-One Peer Tutoring
  • Help Exploring Major and Minor Options
  • Career Exploration
  • Support for Students with Documented Disabilities
  • Assistance wtih Writing Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Assistance in Navigating the Financial Aid System
  • Budget and Money Management Skills
  • Tutoring and/or Supplemental Instruction
  • Study Skills Coaching
  • Time Management Training
  • Personal Coaching
  • Leadership Skills Development
  • Cultural and Social Enrichment Opportunities
  • Referrals to On-Campus and Off-Campus Resources
  • A Supportive Community Environment
  • And much More

For more information please contact:

Administrative Assistant:
Deb Schloegel
(507) 285-7230
e-mail debra.schloegel@rctc.edu

Program Director:
Jason Bonde
(507) 280-3543
e-mail jason.bonde@rctc.edu

Academic Advisor:
Othelmo daSilva
(507) 285-7566
e-mail othelmo.dasilva@rctc.edu

Academic Advisor:
Teresa Tolmie
(507) 285-7527
e-mail teresa.tolmie@rctc.edu

Academic Advisor:
Tung Truong
e-mail tung.truong@rctc.edu

Tutor Coordinator:
Olha Ratushko
(507) 280-5534
e-mail olha.ratushko@rctc.edu

Minnesota Relay TTY 1-800-627-3529
TRIO Student Support Services

Contact Information
(507) 285-7210 or 1‑800‑247‑1296
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851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
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