Student Support Services Program (TRiO)

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West Campus
Room W209

 walk-ins welcome 

 Appointments Available

Interim Director, Mike Butcaris

Academic Advisor, Nicole von Dohlen

Academic Advisor, Shanoni James

Monday – Thursday
9am – 5pm

9am – 4pm

TRiO Student Support Services

What is TRIO?

The Student Support Services Program is a federally funded TRIO program designed to promote the success and retention of non-traditional students. Once students are admitted, they remain participants in the program until they graduate and/or transfer to a four-year college or university. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, TRIO programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

What we offer!

The Student Support Services (TRiO) Program at Norwalk Community College prides itself on being a “One Stop Shop” for many of our students. Here are some of our services offered:

  • Virtual & In-Person 1 to 1 Tutoring (Math, Writing, Science)
  • Academic Advising/Supportive Counseling
  • Transfer Resources & Scholarship Information
  • FREE Selective Summer Course for College Credit (Speak with a TRiO Academic Advisor for more Information)

Who is Eligible?

According to federal guidelines, program participants must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and either:

1. Meet federal income requirements, and
2. Neither parent has a four-year college degree.


Have a documented disability with CT State Norwalk

Student Testimonials

Involvement Opportunities

Club TRiO

The TRiO club is a community service based club that allows students to raise awareness about the needs of our community to the CT State Community College, Norwalk campus. Not only do we spread awareness to and about our community, we spread it worldwide. Our students grow personally, socially, and academically when exposed to these needs.

(Promoting awareness through activities while supporting academic, social and personal success for our students.)

We meet on Wednesdays, 2:30- 3:00pm.

Social Events and Programming

Participants of the TRiO Program will have an opportunity to get to know one another and to get to know the Support Staff during major events each semester.

Join us in the Fall for the Welcome Back Reception and again in Spring for the End of Year Celebration when we celebrate your achievements!