TRIO Student Support Services
Journey, STEM & Veterans Programs
American River College TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) Journey, STEM and Veterans programs holistically support students to achieve academic and professional success.
Federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education, TRIO SSS Journey, STEM & Veterans support first-generation students, low-income students and students with disabilities who demonstrate academic need to successfully graduate, transfer and earn a four-year bachelor’s degree.
We are a community driven program focused on increasing college retention, graduation and transfer rates of participants. We are open to students pursuing all majors with dedicated specialized programs for STEM and Veteran students.
The TRIO Center is OPEN!
TRIO Student Support Services Journey, STEM and Veterans provide in-person assistance to students at the TRIO Center located in the Welcome & Support Center building on the American River College main campus.
Staff are available to provide program information and support:
- Monday - Thursday
- 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dean: Kolleen Ostgaard
Director: Diana Garcia
Phone: (916) 484-8288
On Campus Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday Remote Only:
8:00am to 5:00pm
A familial community that supports student success through the following resources:
- Academic Counselors
- Connections to Tutoring
- Connection to Campus and Community Resources
- Educational Enrichment Opportunities
- Financial and Economic Literacy Sessions
- Grant Aid Program
- Peer Mentor Support Groups
- Support to Complete College and Financial Aid Applications
Eligibility for TRIO Student Support Services is determined by federal regulations.
To qualify a student must meet the following criteria:
- Residency Status
- U.S. Citizen; or
- U.S. Permanent Resident; or
- Meet the residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance.
- Generation, Income and Disability Status
- Be a first-generation college student; or
- Low-income individual as determined by the federal government; or
- Have a documented disability.
- Enrollment Status
- Be enrolled at American River College.
- Pursuing a certificate, associate degree, or planning to transfer to a four-year institution
TRIO SSS JOURNEY Program
Student Personnel Assistant: Jamie Dotey
Phone: (916) 484-8487
TRIO SSS STEM Program
Student Personnel Assistant
Phone: (916) 484-8724
TRIO SSS VETERANS Program
Student Personnel Assistant: Kevin Vang
Phone: (916) 484-8102