Student Support Services

Here is how you get the support you need.

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Welcome to Student Support Services (SSS)! Our office serves first-generation students, students from low-income backgrounds and students with a documented disability as they work toward earning their college degree. If you are one such student, we invite you to join our program and get started on enhancing your academic experience at UB.

Students who participate in SSS benefit from our comprehensive academic and support services, and our personalized attention will help you achieve your goals and face challenges head-on. Read about our signature offerings.

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federal TRiO Program sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Our Mission

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program at the University at Buffalo is committed to serving undergraduate students who are first-generation, low-income, and/or students with disabilities and helping them overcome academic, cultural and social barriers so they can succeed in higher education. We provide our students with holistic academic and personal support services designed to assist with graduate school and career preparation, economic and financial literacy, and ultimately persistence to graduation.