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

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

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

drone photo of Allendale Campus with flag circle at bottom right and carillon tower in upper left

GVSU receives grants to establish two TRIO Upward Bound Math-Science programs in Detroit, Wyoming

Grand Valley is proving its commitment to increasing access to education with the addition of two TRIO Upward Bound Math-Science programs to serve high school students in Wyoming and Detroit, helping them to strengthen their STEM skills.

Oct 31, 2022

Tia Brown McNair stands in front of a table of people, screen in background projects her presentation

McNair: Becoming a more student-ready campus is a job for all faculty, staff

Becoming a more student-ready campus means having a better understanding of an institution's data and its students, and planning for this initiative must align with university strategic and enrollment goals.

Aug 24, 2022

Large crowd of people at Campus Life Night

Top 10 events to attend during your first months at GVSU

Students are back and campus has come to life! University departments are hosting many events during the next few months that you won't want to miss. Below is a list of events that you should check out during your first few months at Grand Valley.

Aug 22, 2022

GVSU sign outside Detroit Center building; construction in background

GVSU earns federal grant to establish TRIO program in Detroit

The five-year, $1.4 million federal grant will establish a TRIO program in Detroit designed to create a successful college-going culture for high school students who would be the first in their families to attend college.

Jun 13, 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 July 11, 2022