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 434 Becht Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The following are Trio contacts:

Maria Aiello, Director
436 Becht Hall
+1 814 393 1696

Poornima Krishnamurthy, Academic Counselor
434 Becht Hall
+1 814 393 1876

Michele Pedlow, Academic Counselor
434 Becht Hall
+1 814 393 1876


TRIO Spring Newsletter - 2017

TRIO Freshman Newsletter - August 2016

 TriO Success stories

Are you considering TRiO's services but are unsure if it's right for you? Check out our success stories and see what our programs can help you accomplish.

Barry Wolfe

Last Updated 2/28/17