TRIO Student Support Services


Learn more about TRIO SSS

TRIO Student Support Services

What is TRIO SSS?

TRIO Student Support Services is a federally-funded program to help students attain an Associate’s Degree, certificate, and/or transfer to a 4-year university.

The SSS staff is dedicated to:

  • Promoting academic support so students can successfully obtain their college degree.
  • Providing individualized academic advising to help individuals achieve their educational goals.
  • Assisting students with overcoming barriers to their college success.
  • Providing an environment that recognizes the diversity of backgrounds and learning styles of the individuals served.

Read our information sheet for more information. >>

How TRIO SSS Can Help You

The TRIO Student Support Services staff is dedicated to helping you navigate college successfully. They offer individual services and group workshops to help you attain your educational goals. Some of the services benefiting you are:

  • Individualized tutoring
  • Personal and career counseling
  • Academic and career workshops
  • Transfer assistance
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Cultural activities

Eligible Students

  • First-generation college student (neither parent has a four-year degree)
  • Limited income
  • Documented learning or physical disability

To Apply

TRIO Student Support Services is currently only accepting completed applications electronically.
Fill out an application here. >>

Refer a Student

Refer a student to TRIO here. >>

Request Tutoring

Fill out our Tutor Request Form. >>

Contact Us

Visit us in College Hall Room 120.

(567) 661-7274

TRIO Student Support Services
Owens State Community College
PO Box 10,000
Toledo, Ohio 43699

Students, take our survey!
Survey for TRIO SSS Students, Spring 2020 End of Semester

Tutor Contact Information

Terrie Clay, Writing Tutor

Erik Sorensen, Writing Tutor

Christina Sigley, Math Tutor

James Ellinger, Math Tutor


Brandon Gaddy

Brandon Gaddy
(567) 661-7274

Schedule an appointment >>

LaShawn Staples

LaShawn Staples
Academic Engagement Specialist
(567) 661-2185

Schedule an appointment >>

Lindsey Minnig

Lindsey Whitcomb
Sr. Academic Engagement Specialist
(567) 661-2056

Schedule an appointment >>

Click through our videos below to discover what inspires our First Gen students and hear their advice on how to be successful in college.

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