TRIO Parent & Supporters Orientation

For the health and safety of the Grand Valley community, all Freshman Advising & Registration sessions and Parent & Supporter Orientation scheduled for May and June will be held virtually

What is TRIO Support Services?

The Student Support Services (SSS) program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education. The goal of the program is to offer every possible form of support for participants moving along their journey to graduation from Grand Valley State University. Students who identify as first-generation college students, low-income, and/or students with disabilities with a need for academic support are eligible to participate in SSS projects.

TRIO Students on Rooftop

TRIO students pose for a picture on the rooftop of the Peabody Palace in Memphis, TN.

University of Maryland Visit

TRIO Students pose during a graduate school tour at the University of Maryland.

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TRIO Classic program participants pose for picture before beginning community service at the Mid-South Food Bank in Memphis, TN.

TRIO Classic Program Online Orientation & Resource Guide

TRIO SSS Classic Online Orientation 2020
Watch the video below to view our TRIO SSS - Classic Program Online Orientation!

TRIO Online Orientation

Register for a virtual question and answer session

Attend one of our virtual Q & A and Informational sessions to gain a first-hand understanding of our TRIO Student Support Services programs, our services, and the benefits that our participants will receive. Our virtual Q&A and Informational sessions are available to TRIO eligible students and their parents and supporters.

*Registration is required*

Learn more about TRIO Student Support Services and the programs, services, and benefits offered to our participating students by registering for the TRIO SSS Q&A and Information Session.

This Family Guide is a resource for supporting student success and is usually distributed to parents/supporters during new student advising/registration sessions.

The TRIO Classic Resource Guide is a tool for aiding students in their everyday needs while attending GVSU. It is usually distributed to students and parents/supporters during new orientation. This was created in 2019.

Please note that some of the addresses/information in this guide have since changed. 


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.



The TRIO Student Support Service program at Grand Valley State University is committed to increasing the rates of academic achievement, retention, and graduation among historically underrepresented students. This is accomplished by providing holistic and individualized support services that maximize students' innate abilities and draw upon available resources within and outside of the University to benefit students, families and the larger community.


TRIO Student Support Services provides a number of services, including but not limited to: Holistic Advising, Scheduling  & Study Skills assistance, Time management assistance, Financial aid counseling, Graduate school counseling, Study abroad advising and more!

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Dr. William Washington

Program Director


Tanisha Kuykendall

Student Engagement Specialist

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Alyssa Gunn 

Program Advisor

Kristie Winslow (2)

Kristie Winslow 

Office Coordinator 

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Estefany Paniagua-Pardo  

Graduate Assistant 


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


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

Instagram: @gvsusss

Facebook: @TRIO Student Support Services at GVSU


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

Page last modified March 14, 2022