TRiO Student Support Services (SSS)

What is Student Support Services (SSS)?

Student Support Services (SSS) a federally funded program that provides services to students from the first-generation and limited income backgrounds as well as students with disabilities. The program offers several services that inspire, challenge and empower students to persist and graduate from Murray State University. All services by SSS are FREE to qualified students.


Selection for participation in  the Murray State University Student Support Services (SSS) program is based on students meeting at least one of the following federal requirements:

  • First-generation college student
  • Meet federal low-income guidelines
  • Have a documented disability

Students should also:

  • have an academic need
  • be either a freshman, sophomore or transfer student  


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Mission Statement

The mission of Murray State University Student Support Services is to use a holistic approach to creating an inclusive environment that provides quality academic, career and personal support services. Our hope is to strengthen our student's self-efficacy, resilience and sense of belonging during their campus journey towards graduation.


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