Welcome to the Student Support Services (SSS) website. This website is designed to provide up-to-date information on the program, services, activities, and accomplishments. For over 32 years, SSS has provided quality assistance to approximately 4,000 students who are economically disadvantaged, first generation college students, and/or students with disabilities. SSS provides a supportive learning community to help ensure equal opportunity for success in higher education.
What is SSS?
Student Support Services (SSS) is one of the five federally funded TRIO programs at Creighton University under the Department of Educational Opportunity Programs. SSS is grant funded through the Department of Education to provide comprehensive services to help students achieve a successful college experience by increasing academic performance, retention, and graduation rates. SSS also works to foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low income, first generation students, and students with disabilities. The strength of the SSS program is providing comprehensive support to under-represented students at Creighton University who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and have the ability and desire to succeed but would benefit from additional advocacy, academic, personal, financial, and career support. SSS is a resource that provides personalized and comprehensive support services for eligible participants to help them achieve their full potential.
What is TRIO?
The Federal TRIO Programs are programs providing educational opportunity for eligible participants. Congress established a series of programs to help facilitate college entry and graduation for low-income citizens to more fully participate in the economy of the United Sates. The name TRIO was derived from the fact that initially there were just three programs: Talent Search, Upward Bound, and Student Support Services. TRIO programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. TRIO programs help students overcome economic, educational, and social barriers to higher education. TRIO programs are structured to help motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Today TRIO includes six programs designed to serve low-income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities to successfullly matriculate through the academic pipeline starting with middle school to post baccalaureate programs.
The SSS program is integral to the fulfillment of Creighton University’s mission especially as it relates to the “intellectual, social, spiritual, physical and recreational aspects of student's lives and to the promotion of justice” and “the importance of family life, the inalienable worth of each individual, and appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity as core values of Creighton.
SSS is designed to provide Creighton students with a comprehensive system of support services. Creighton University is committed to providing services to help students realize their educational goals. This assistance is especially significant in the areas of academic support and financial aid.
SSS provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and helps encourage students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The primary goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of our participants and enhance student's academic achievement through comprehensive support and encouragement.
Student Support Services offers SI (Sit-in) Tutoring with:
Rick Jehlik: 6:30pm on Mondays
Kathy Daotay: Pathophysiology, 12:30-5pm on Fridays