TRIO Student Support Services


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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2021 Academic Achievement Ceromony

Join us on April 13, 2021, from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, as we celebrate the achievements of TRIO our students and graduates.

RSVP for a Zoom Link to join our celebration ceremony!  


Academic Achievement Ceremony

First Around the World Books

First Around the World

The book "First Around the World" contains more than 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.

The TRIO Office is located in: 

200 Student Services Building
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, Michigan

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.

First Around the World Book

First Around the World Authors

First Around the World Authors

TRIO Event Photos

GVNext News

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Students recognized for top academic achievements

Students who earned Grand Valley's top academic achievement awards are featured in short profiles.

Apr 5, 2021

A black and white photo of a computer screen that shows text that reads work like a laker conference, steer your career virtually

Work Like a Laker: Virtual conference includes GVSU Career, Internship and Summer Job fair

To help students prepare for the virtual world of work, the GVSU Career Center is hosting the fully virtual Work Like a Laker conference, which includes the virtual Career, Internship and Summer Job Fair.

Mar 4, 2021

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Black History Month events aid in desire for connection, understanding

The celebration of Black History Month on campus looked different in February than in previous years but the desire for community and understanding remained.

Feb 24, 2021

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Promoting positive mental health: Counseling Center offers resources to navigate challenges during COVID-19

The University Counseling Center recognizes the new challenges brought on by the pandemic and is dedicated to promoting the mental health of the student body through counseling, education and consultation.

Feb 15, 2021

100 percent free Grand Valley Tuition

GVSU offers tuition-free program for qualified students from six Michigan counties

University leaders are committed to opening access to higher education and have announced a tuition-free program for students from low-income backgrounds who live in six Michigan counties.

Feb 8, 2021

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Cimitile names new vice provost for Graduate and Lifetime Learning

Kara H. Van Dam is the current vice president and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Maryland Global Campus.

Dec 10, 2020

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


Phone: (616) 331-3401
Fax: (616) 331-3440


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