TRIO / SSS Mission

The mission of TRIO/Student Support Services is to motivate, serve, and support culturally diverse students, to facilitate transition from one level of education to the next, and to encourage social, cultural, and leadership development.

TRIO / SSS Vision

To be the model retention program at the UNM Gallup while being recognized for our commitment to excellence and quality service.


Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally-funded TRIO program that provides opportunities for academic development, assists students in meeting basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education. SSS seeks to close the opportunity and achievement gap, and increase the retention and graduation rates of underserved and under-represented students. The SSS program is committed to the success of first-generation, low-income, and/or students with disabilities (physical or learning) who have academic need and the motivation to achieve their maximum potential in higher education.

The SSS Program is for incoming and current UNM Gallup student who need and require our services to be successful at UNM Gallup. We are here to help you develop a personalized educational plan and career exploration. The SSS Staff serves as advocates, navigators, supporters, and resources to our students. Other opportunities we offer aside from our supportive staff and services- we host various workshops, guest speakers, invite scholarship representatives, fun group activities and community service. In our positive and supportive academic community, SSS collaborates with students to strengthen their self-efficacy as they strive towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education and help students to make the transition from one level of higher education to the next.


  • Academic, Transfer, & Career Advisement
  • Financial Literacy
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Assistance with Financial Aid
  • Workshops
  • One-on-One Peer Tutoring
  • Monitoring, Intervention & Early Alert
  • Scientific Calculator Loan
  • Textbook Loan
  • 4-year University Transfer Trips
  • Cultural Enrichment Activities/Trips
  • Summer Bridge/ Lobo Academy Program
  • Computer Lab, Tutoring Lab & Study Zone

TRIO/Student Support Services/ Administrative, Academic, and Computer Lab services are located in Gurley Hall GH-1137, GH1139, GH1136, and GH1140. Students may call TRIO/Student Support Services at 505-863-7751 or visit our website at for an application or additional information. TRIO/SSS is 100% funded by the Department of Education (Higher Education Act of 1965 Section 402D).


Office hours:

Monday - Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: (505) 863-7751

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