Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education. The program is funded to provide services to students from first generation and limited income families as well as students with disabilities.


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Thriving through Trauma: A Path to Wellness

A Memoir

Linda F. Rhone, Ph.D., Ed.D.

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Date: Friday, August 23, 2024

Location: Woolsey Hall #134

The topics (Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s), Trauma, and Resilience) will be the central focus of this book. The Book Read and Q&A will be facilitated by Dr. Rhone, Executive Director of TRIO Student Support Services/College Readiness, Retention, and Graduation Program. While this presentation is an SSS Workshop for SSS Participants, the Office of Special Programs Directors are invited. We also extend the invitation to the campus community and the community (northeast) surrounding Wichita State University.

SSS Participants and OSP Directors will be given a complimentary book. All others may purchase a book for $10.00.






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Social Justice, Diversity, and Equity Through Retention and Graduation

Social Justice is not a subject matter in the ways that Math, Biology, Social Studies, Literature, etc., are subjects. Social Justice is a way of seeing the world no matter your area of interest or future career goals.

Voices From The Field

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Caitlin Nolen

"SSS helped me by providing me with scholarships to afford to go to school and not have to worry as much about financials. I am good at school, but if I did not have the fantastic tutors, SSS provided I would not have been graduating with magna cum laude."

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Suriya Prakash

"I specially wanted to thank TRIO Student Support Services for offering me an opportunity to work on campus and helping me to improve both professionally and academically. Since I must move on to the next phase of my life after graduation, I decided to accept an offer to work as an Area Manager for Walmart and continue to learn more in supply chain and process engineering. Lastly, I wanted to thank Dr. Rhone, Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Martinez for constant support and positivity."

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Tabatha Cruz

"I have been a part of SSS in some way since my freshman year of college. I began working for SSS here at WSU as a student assistant in 2018. I have loved being able to assist other first generation students in their journey to success and graduation."

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Linda F. Rhone, Ph.D., Ed.D., SSS Project Director, Founder of the Kansas Teacher Inquiry Group (KTIG), Social Justice Workshop Faculty - Friends University

SSS Project Director, Founder of the Kansas Teacher Inquiry Group (KTIG), Social Justice Workshop Faculty - Friends University


Karen L. Wright, Assistant Director, Tutor Coordinator & Academic Advisor

Assistant Director, Tutor Coordinator & Academic Advisor


Chelsea Martinez, Communications, Marketing, & Academic Advising Specialist

Communications, Marketing, & Academic Advising Specialist


Graduate Assistants

Indu Priya Chavva, Graduate Assistant, Database/Advising

Graduate Assistant, Database/Advising


TRIO Student Support Services

Your Graduation is Our Goal!

The primary goal of SSS is to help transition, retain and graduate disadvantaged college students. The program provides a variety of academic support services that include individualized tutoring, success skill development, course planning and advising.

TRIO Student Support Services Where Success Begins