Monica Teixeira, Director
Ronald Williams Library, LIB-412
(773) 442-4971

TRIO Student Support Services programs (Access, Achieve and Teacher Preparation) engage NEIU undergraduate students from enrollment through graduation, providing or negotiating a range of support services to increase academic performance and graduation.

Students meeting one of these criteria are eligible:

  • first generation students,
  • low-income students,
  • or students with disabilities.

Individualized services include:

  • academic, career, and personal advising,
  • financial aid and scholarship guidance,
  • personal and leadership development,
  • college success workshops,
  • and tutoring and peer mentoring.

Three TRIO programs serve the needs of NEIU students:

  • The Access program serves students experiencing impairments of educational access or performance due to a disability including: learning and cognitive disabilities, psychiatric and neurological symptoms, physical and sensory impairment, and chronic health conditions.
  • The Achieve program serves first generation or low-income students from all majors, providing assistance in developing individual strategies for personal and academic college success in areas such as choosing a major, paying for college, and developing an educational plan leading to graduation.
  • The Teacher Preparation program serves students majoring in education, supporting them on their path toward university graduation and teacher licensure through services such as licensure test preparation, and personal, academic, and professional development workshops.