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Expectations of Participants

Once a student is accepted to participate in the TRIO SSS program, the participant is expected to attend a program orientation and fulfill the following participation requirements each semester:

Requirements each semester:

  • Meet with an SSS professional advisor at least 2 times per semester. (Complete one of the meetings by mid-semester and another by Friday no later than 5 pm (the last week of classes)).
  • Meet with an SSS peer mentor at least 1 times per semester. (Complete one of the meetings by mid-semester and another by Friday no later than 5 pm (the last week of classes)).
  • Attend at least 1 SSS workshops per semester. (Complete one of the workshops by mid-semester or by by Friday no later than 5 pm (the last week of classes)).
  • Complete 2 electives (Complete one of the electives by mid-semester or by by Friday no later than 5 pm (the last week of classes)).
  • Complete at least 1 financial literacy session per semester TRIO SSS will be offering an online program called SALT.  Similar to Money 101, you will need to create a log-in.  You also have to put Metropolitan State University of Denver as you institution.  If you do not do this, there will be no way to earn credit for a course you complete online.  For instructions on how to set up an account:SALT Log In Instructions . The link to the SALT website is: https://www.saltmoney.org/index.html

Deadline to complete ALL requirements for EACH SEMESTER is  Friday no later than 5 pm (the last week of classes)!!!

Elective Options: Complete two of the following options

  • Online TRIO Workshop from Backboard Learn (can only complete 1 elective credit with an online workshop)
  • In-person Workshop from TRIO SSS Calendar
  • Attend a TRIO SSS Event
  • TRIO Peer Mentor Tutor meeting
  • Meet with your Major/Minor Advisor (In order to receive credit for one of these, you MUST obtain an email confirmation of the meeting from the advisor or professional staff member you met with AND forward that email to a TRIO SSS professional staff member)
  • Volunteer (In order to receive credit for one of these, you MUST obtain an email confirmation of the event from the organizer AND forward that email to a TRIO SSS professional staff member)
  • Meet with a professional staff member one-on-one in the following offices (In order to receive credit for one of these, you MUST obtain an email confirmation of the meeting from the advisor or professional staff member you met with AND forward that email to a TRIO SSS professional staff member):Career Services, Study Abroad, Applied Learning Center, Phoenix Center, GITA, Brother2Brother, Immigrant Services, or If you do not see an office listed, please contact TRIO SSS for approval