TRIO Day open house set The TRIO programs at The University of South Dakota will hold an open house in recognition of National TRIO Day on Friday, Feb. 26.
The open house will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Dakota Hall room #31. Refreshments will be provided.
National TRIO Day, which was established by congressional resolution in 1986, celebrates the importance of the TRIO programs, which are integral to the federal strategy aimed at advancing equal opportunity in post secondary education. TRIO programs at USD, which include Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Talent Search and the Math and Science Initiative Program, serve more than 1,200 individuals.
The focus of the National TRIO Day will be on the accomplishments of TRIO programs as well as the needs of the disadvantaged young people and adults aspiring to improve their lives, the investment it takes to become a contributing citizen of the country, and the talent which will be wasted if the investment is not made.
TRIO programs, which are federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education and authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, serve individuals from low-income backgrounds and families where neither parent earned a college degree. As student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRIO programs help student overcome academic, social and cultural barriers.