TRIO programs are educational outreach and enrichment programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds.


The programs are targeted to serve low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities to advance their education beyond high school level. Participants are selected according to their potential for academic success. TRIO programs are Federally funded by the Department of Education.

TRIO Programs:

The University of South Dakota's TRIO programs are affiliated with the Office of Institutional Diversity.  If you believe you qualify for TRIO services, please contact us.  We pride ourselves in the success of our participants.