TRIO Summer Link Program

What is TRIO Student Support Services?

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is part of the TRIO programs created to promote educational access for those who have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education nationally.  SSS programs provide advising, tutoring, and academic support.  There are also two scholarships and opportunities exclusively for participating TRIO students.


A student is eligible to participate in BGSU's SSS program if he/she meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Is a first generation college student (custodial parents did not complete a bachelor’s degree)
  • Income that fits the requirements determined by the Federal Income Guidelines
  • Has a documented disability with the BGSU Accessibility Services office.

About Summer Link  

Aug. 15 – 20

The TRIO Student Support Services Summer Link Program is a free early move-in option for first-year, first-generation students registered full-time at BGSU and applied to join TRIO Student Support Services (SSS). During SSS Summer Link, you will meet other SSS students, get acclimated to the BGSU campus, learn about campus resources and support services, be introduced to your TRIO advisor and discuss goals, time management, and study strategies tailored to meet your unique needs, participate in engaging activities, and much more! Space is limited. Sign up early to reserve your spot.

How to Register  

Students who have registered to attend summer link by the last day of SOAR should apply for TRIO no later than July 31 to be considered for the summer link program.

Students will be contacted about being selected for the TRIO SSS summer link program by the first week of August.

Please note: in order to participate in the TRIO Student Support Services Summer Link Program, students will need to have their BGSU bursar bill paid in full or have their payment plan arranged and the first payment made at least one week in advance of the first day of the start of the summer program.

All TRIO SSS Summer Link students will also be enrolled in section of BGSU 1910 taught by TRIO SSS staff.

Enrollment for the fall 2020 TRIO Summer Link program is now closed.  However, you may still apply to join TRIO Student Support Services to enjoy access to our services and benefits.

Program Benefits

Students that participate in the TRIO SSS Summer Link program will be able to:

  • Identify key staff in critical BGSU offices
  • Explain how to effectively engage in the college community
  • Describe the time management and self-organization needed to be successful in college versus high school
  • Track their personal budget
  • Locate and utilize advising and coaching assistance
  • Pay NO additional fees (it’s free!)
  • Move-in early
  • Meet fellow TRIO SSS students
  • Enjoy fun and educational activities


Students who have any questions about or are interested in the 2020 BGSU TRIO SSS program may email Delaine Adams.