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Massasoit Community College (Student Support Services)

  • Massasoit Community College (Student Support Services)
  • 1 Massasoit Blvd.
  • Brockton, MA 02302
  • (508) 588-9100
  • 1997
  • Dr. Dariel 'DT' Henry
  • Director, Upward Bound Program
  • (508) 588-9100

Program Description

The TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) is recognized as a student-focused center of excellence in academic advising, counseling and mentoring. TRIO SSS serves as a resource and voice for undergraduate, first-generation, low-income, underrepresented students and students with disabilities at Massasoit Community College. It is a learning environment that challenges students to grow academically, personally and professionally. We nurture a sense of empowerment and strive to bridge the gap between the dream and the reality of achieving a college degree. We are at the forefront of effective advising, counseling, mentoring and administrative practices. TRIO SSS is regarded as a diverse community of advisors, tutors, mentors, instructors, and administrators dedicated to the success of all our students.

The mission of the TRIO SSS is to continuously improve the quality and efficiency of services provided to maximize the opportunities of eligible TRIO SSS Students. The goal of the TRIO SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next. TRIO SSS is designed for students who have the academic potential to succeed but whose background and/or extenuating life circumstances place those students at additional risk of not fulfilling their educational goals. Our mission will be realized by providing comprehensive support services that assist students in reaching their full potential for learning.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 4%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 4%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 19%
  • Other: 1%
  • African American: 35%

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Massasoit Community College