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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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

A person in a navy blue suit walking and carrying a folder.

Virtual career and internship fair set for October

GVSU is hosting a virtual career and internship fair on October 7.

Sep 27, 2021

Artist Jason Quigno stands next to a maquette of his ArtPrize entry.

GVSU represented in ArtPrize through art, venues and sponsorship

The GVSU Art Gallery also set up an on-demand educational opportunity involving two pieces.

Sep 15, 2021

Aerial view of the Cook Carillon Tower.

GVSU named a Top Midwest University, recognized for business and engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report

Grand Valley State University has again been named a top university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.

Sep 13, 2021

drone photo of Pew Grand Rapids Campus, with downtown Grand Rapids in background

GVSU receives federal grant to increase number of Kent, Muskegon county residents with college degrees, help fill talent gap

Grand Valley received a new $1.2 million federal grant to help increase the number of adults in Kent and Muskegon counties who pursue post-secondary education or vocational training.

Aug 31, 2021

Group of high school students in orange shirts and staff members at the ExCEL Camp.

Facing teacher shortage, TRIO program focuses on recruiting, preparing future educators

As the nation faces a teacher shortage, the program focuses on recruiting and preparing students who would be future educators.

Jul 30, 2021

High school students from TRIO Upward Bound sing a song and perform gestures with open arms

Back on campus: TRIO Upward Bound wraps summer program, sees scholarship success

After a year of connecting virtually, TRIO Upward Bound staff members were excited to welcome students on campus for five weeks of summer programming.

Jul 15, 2021

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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. 

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