Student Support Services (SSS)

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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.


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Student Support Services (SSS)

UC Berkeley

2515 Channing Way #2410

Berkeley, CA 94720-2410

For more information contact: 

Lorena Valdez, SSS Program Director

lvaldez@berkeley.edu


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.