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Access, Attainment and TRiO

About Access,​ Attainment and TRiO

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Access, Attainment and TRiO​ programs exemplify the university's mission-based commitment to higher education opportunities for underrepresented students.​ Access, Attainment​​ and ​TRiO offers two federal TRiO programs, a fellows program, a student-led research lab, and international research experiences for these students to support their dreams of a post-baccalaureate education.

TRiO

The Federal TRiO Programs (TRiO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from under-represented populations. DePaul has two TRiO programs: Student Support Services and the McNair Scholars program.​​

​Access and Attainment

For under-represented students who may not qualify for TRiO programs, DePaul offers the Access and Attainment Research Lab, the Mitchem Fellows Program and the International Research Experience program.

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.

TRiO’s mission is to help motivated students earn a college degree. TRiO employs early intervention and communication with students and outreach to faculty and staff to provide needed academic supports.

Programs & Services

Contact

Levan Center, Suite 110
2320 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 325-4600 | trioSSS@depaul.edu

Staff

Luciano Berardi, PhD
Luciano Berardi, PhD
Elizabeth Carrillo
Elizabeth Carrillo
Miranda Quinn
Miranda Quinn
Brittany Rivera
Brittany Rivera
  • Assistant Director, McNair Scholars Program
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Christina Tus, MEd
Christina Tus, MEd