Preconference

TRIO Student Support Services Panel: The Importance of Sense of Belonging for Academic Success

Authors
  • Keara Doocy (Iowa State University)
  • Monica Martinez (Iowa State University)

Abstract

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at Iowa State University serves 250 low-income, first-generation students and/or students with disabilities each year with the goal of increasing persistence and graduation rates of these students. In this session, Monica Martinez and Keara Doocy will discuss with a panel of participants on how TRIO SSS has impacted their experience on campus. Students will share their need for finding community here at ISU and how having a sense of belonging has impacted their academic success. Monica and Keara will also share ways SSS has created opportunities for students to find a sense of community within the program.

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Published on
03 Mar 2021