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TRiO Student Support Services Participation Produces Progression

Perimeter College

Academic Initiative

Groups Served
Collegiate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Vickie S. Johnson
vjohnson33@gsu.edu
770-274-5287

Address
3775 Brookside Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Building
Alpharetta Campus Bldg AB

Campus
Alpharetta

Funding

US Department of Education (ED)

Overview

TRiO Student Support Services is designed to assist college students who are first-generation, demonstrate a financial need, and qualify to receive services from GSU Access and Accommodations Center. The TRiO Alpharetta Campus Student Support Services Project, entitled "Participation Produces Progression (P3)," is poised to increase the success of disadvantaged students seeking educational and socio-economic mobility. The program serves 140 participants and has three core objectives, increasing persistence, good academic standing and graduation and transfer rates.

Benefits

The program works to foster growth and individual success in each student’s personal and academic career. We promote this growth through additional advising, workshops, and events. Program staff also helps students achieve success by getting to know them on a personal level and advising them throughout their time at GSU Perimeter College, Alpharetta. When students are active in the program, it leads to higher GPA’s, graduation rates, and scholarship opportunities.

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
First Generation, Military/Veteran Status, Socioeconomic Status

Race/Ethnic Group
Does not provide racial/ethnic minority group specialized programming

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
9/2020

Number Served
0-50

Notable Alumni

Gwendolyn Moore-US Congresswoman
Viola Davis – Actress
Frank Ramon Chang Diaz – NASA Astronaut
Nathalie Fox – Education Program Specialist
Domane’k Blake – Education Program Specialist

Research Components and Activities

Not Applicable

Self-efficacy Emphasis

Individual support and mentoring – Our staff will provide continuous support throughout each participants’ academic career. We spend extra time with participants because we only serve 140 students at GSU’s Perimeter College, Alpharetta. SSS staff serve as thought partners for participants on their academic journey and help empower students to become autonomous learners and agents of their own change. SSS staff express understanding of participants’ aspirations and fears and support their success by acting as an advocate for their best interests.

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

The program creates a welcoming environment that supports our students and inspires them to reach their fullest potential and be successful in all their academic and personal endeavors through graduation.

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Additional Information

We serve 140 students who demonstrate academic need and are first generation, or low-income or are eligible to receive Access and Accommodations services.

Participant Empowerment

Mentoring Components
Not Applicable

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

We provide opportunities throughout the semester for participants to share their experiences and perspectives through mini-workshops and/or group coaching sessions.

Evaluation Methods
Not Applicable

Anticipated Participant Outcomes
Not Applicable

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
9/2020

Number Served
0-50

Notable Alumni

Gwendolyn Moore-US Congresswoman
Viola Davis – Actress
Frank Ramon Chang Diaz – NASA Astronaut
Nathalie Fox – Education Program Specialist
Domane’k Blake – Education Program Specialist

Research Components and Activities

Not Applicable

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

Individual support and mentoring – Our staff will provide continuous support throughout each participants’ academic career. We spend extra time with participants because we only serve 140 students at GSU’s Perimeter College, Alpharetta. SSS staff serve as thought partners for participants on their academic journey and help empower students to become autonomous learners and agents of their own change. SSS staff express understanding of participants’ aspirations and fears and support their success by acting as an advocate for their best interests.

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

The program creates a welcoming environment that supports our students and inspires them to reach their fullest potential and be successful in all their academic and personal endeavors through graduation.

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Additional Information

We serve 140 students who demonstrate academic need and are first generation, or low-income or are eligible to receive Access and Accommodations services.

Participant Empowerment

Mentoring Components
Not Applicable

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

We provide opportunities throughout the semester for participants to share their experiences and perspectives through mini-workshops and/or group coaching sessions.

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

Not Applicable

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

Not Applicable