TRiO Support Programs

What is Trio Student Support Services?

Students admitted to the TRiO Student Support Services Program are provided with an array of services which may include study skills assistance, academic advising, financial literacy training, and career and financial aid counseling.

During the academic year, workshops and on-going services which focus on academic survival and learning-to-learn activities are offered.  TRiO offers reserved sections of the Freshman Inquiring Seminar for incoming program freshman.

The services provided are individually designed and are based on the student's needs as identified by appropriate documentation and through discussions with the program staff. Student accepted into the program must meet eligibility requirements established by the institution and the United States Department of Education.

Who is Eligible?

Eligibility includes any student enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Clarion University who meets the following requirements:
1. Is a first-generation college student (neither parent has a baccalaureate degree); or
2. Meets income guidelines as outlined by the United States Department of Education; and/or
3. Has a documented disability; and/or is in need of academic support services as demonstrated by grade average, class rank, College Board scores, or quality-point average achieved while enrolled at Clarion plus any relevant information.

Contact information

Trio is located at 219 Ralston Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The following are Trio contacts.

Shelly Silvis, Director
207 Ralston Hall

Maria Aiello, Academic Counselor
213 Ralston Hall

Michele Pedlow, Academic Counselor
214 Ralston Hall

Joni Kifer
, Secretary
219 Ralston Hall



Last Updated 3/2/15