TRIO Student Support Services

National TRIO Day

National TRIO Day

Travel with TRIO

Click on the QR Code to show your interest in one of our trips. Selecting a trip does not put you in any obligation. 

Deadline: March 30th, 2023

Travel with TRIO

TRIO Student Support Services is a federally-funded, comprehensive support program for first-generation and limited-income college students. The goal of the program is to offer every possible form of support for participants along with their journey to graduation from Grand Valley State University.

What We Do


Gain all the benefits of being in TRIO Student Support Services by applying today! As an active participant you will have access to an advisor, peer mentors, graduate school visits, cultural immersion, community engagement, and much more. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.



TRIO Student Support Services offers holistic and personal advising to all participants. You can meet with any TRIO professional staff member. All appointments are currently virtual or by phone unless a different accommodation is requested. 

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First Around the World Books

First Around the World

First Around the World

The book "First Around the World" contains essays by students describing their experiences while studying abroad. It gives insight into their fears, challenges and triumphs as the first people in their families to travel overseas. 

Books are now available!

We have several convenient ways for you to purchase a copy for $15.00 (Plus Tax of $.90)

All GVSU purchases are available for pick up in the TRIO Student Support Services office.

Access "First Around the World Book Sale" to learn more about how to purchase the book! Order today! 

For any questions call (616) 331-3401

*****You can also purchase a copy off-campus at:*****

Schuler Books & Music

2660 28th ST SE, Grand Rapids, MI  

Visit Schuler Books to learn more about how to order your book online!

(Shipping rates and tax may apply)


*All proceeds from the book sale will continue to support TRIO students.

TRIO Event Photos

GVNext News

TRIO staff members and students from Detroit high schools are pictured at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

New Detroit TRIO programs find success in community, schools

The programs celebrated National TRIO Day at Wright Museum of African American History.

Mar 9, 2023

A portrait of Alisha Davis. She is standing in front of a piece of artwork, with it broken apart to look like a mosaic.

Q&A: Alisha Davis

Recently appointed the assistant vice president for the social justice centers and director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Davis shares how she focuses on supporting marginalized students and creating a sense of belonging on campus.

Feb 13, 2023

Robert Adams holds an award in a crowd of people, some are in academic regalia

Ceremony will celebrate faculty teaching, research, scholarship

Faculty Convocation will be held February 14 in the DeVos Center's Loosemore Auditorium.

Feb 7, 2023

portrait of Alisha Davis in black suit jacket

Faculty member named to new position to oversee social justice centers, lead OMA

Alisha Davis will serve as assistant vice president for the Social Justice Centers and director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Jan 9, 2023

Students walking on the sidewalk on the Allendale campus, trees in fall colors, some still green

Determining cost of college at GVSU easier with new online tool

Grand Valley made it easier for prospective students and families to determine the cost of attending by adding an easy-to-use, online net-cost calculator.

Nov 7, 2022

Dennis McMurray stands behind a podium speaking to an audience, the podium has a GVSU logo on it.

GVSU mourns death of West Michigan pastor Dennis McMurray, '85

The Grand Valley community mourns the death of Bishop Dennis McMurray, '85, senior pastor of the Renaissance Church of God in Christ in Grand Rapids, who died November 2 at age 63.

Nov 4, 2022

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200 Student Services Building
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403


Phone: (616) 331-3401
Fax: (616) 331-3440
Email: [email protected]


TRIO Student Support Services offers several programs and opportunities to students throughout the year and your donations help to make that possible. 

Donate Now 


TRIO Student Support Services is funded through a grant from the 
U.S. Department of Education




Page last modified March 20, 2023