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

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

Aerial photo of Allendale Campus with student services building on left, sidewalks and Zumberge Hall on right

President's message: Texas mass shooting

President Philomena V. Mantella reacted to the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school and highlighted university resources available to support campus community members in a May 25 message.

May 25, 2022

group of 10 people standing in two rows in an art gallery with colorful paintings behind them. Woman in center in front is holding a certificate.

Local scholarship makes it possible for working adult to continue degree progress at GVSU

The Ludington Writers made its scholarship, once only for high school seniors, available for all ages.

May 19, 2022

Dr. William Washington, TRIO program director, right, places a graduation stole on Brianna McKinney during the TRIO academic achievement ceremony at GVSU on April 15.

Graduating TRIO students honored for academic excellence

With Commencement approaching, students in Grand Valley's TRIO programs were honored for their academic success.

Apr 18, 2022

students walk on sidewalk, snow on grass areas; banner on lightpost reads Next is Now

GVSU earns national recognition for commitment to first-generation student success

Grand Valley was named to a cohort of similar institutions that demonstrate a commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes for this population of students.

Mar 23, 2022

Janell Ramos-Ramos, left, and Jullianie Mackey stand outside the Depot, where the TRIO office is.

Staff at TRIO pre-college program are on 'front lines' at area schools, providing resources and guidance to students

If she needs a reminder that her work matters, Jullianie Mackey can find that on Tuesdays in her office.

Feb 24, 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