Student Support Services (SSS)


Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRIO program designed to support low-income and first-generation college students. Students benefit from an assigned academic advisor and a community of fellow SSS scholars. Each year, the Student Support Services (SSS) Program empowers more than 320 low-income and first-generation students to achieve academic excellence.  

Throughout their time at Berkeley, SSS Scholars receive academic assessment and advising; guidance as they establish their individual study plans, aid in selecting their courses and creating academic achievement plans; tutoring and mentoring; regular one-on-one check-ins; and opportunities to participate in several SSS credit bearing courses.  Students also have access to personal counseling, financial literacy courses, graduate school preparation, and career services.


Student Support Services (SSS)

UC Berkeley

2515 Channing Way #2410

Berkeley, CA 94720-2410

For more information contact: 

Lorena Valdez, SSS Program Director

SSS is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is part of the Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3) in the Division of Equity and Inclusion.