TRIO programs have their origins in the federal "War on Poverty" initiatives of the 1960s and 1970s. Their overall goal is to expand educational opportunity by providing a pathway from sixth grade to college graduation for students from low-income and first-generation college families. However, not all colleges and universities offer TRIO programs, which are awarded through a highly competitive grant process administered by the U.S. Department of Education.
Student Support Services
Levan Center, Suite 110
2320 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 325-4600 | trioSSS@depaul.edu