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TRIO Student Support Services Program

TRIO/SSS Student Ambassadors

WHAT IS THE TRIO- STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES AMBASSADOR PROGRAM?

In fulfilling the TRIO-Student Support Services (TRIO-SSS) mission statement, the TRIO-SSS Ambassador Program encourages the active participation of its students in helping to achieve the program’s goal of increasing retention and graduation rates of first generation students, income-eligible students and students with disabilities. The purpose of the TRIO-SSS Ambassador Program is to provide a select number of TRIO-SSS Scholars with experience in leadership, mentoring, event planning, project management, group facilitation, and professionalism while making a positive impact on other program participants.  

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS

The TRIO-SSS Ambassador is required and expected to:

  • Have participated in the TRIO-SSS program at Southern Miss for at least one academic year
  • Be a full-time student and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Be in good disciplinary standing at the University of Southern Mississippi
  • Attend and assist with TRIO-SSS events and activities
  • Be a team player with a good sense of humor, and an enthusiastic and professional attitude
  • Have respect for diversity and a willingness to learn about other cultures
  • Arrive on time to all scheduled meetings/events or notify TRIO-SSS staff of conflicts in a timely manner
  • Become acquainted with and maintain contact with all assigned TRIO-SSS Scholars
  • Host one event/activity with assigned group per semester
  • Commit to the TRIO-SSS Ambassador Program for at least one (1) academic year (fall and spring)

IMPORTANT BENEFITS

  • Opportunity to develop leadership skills and professional resume
  • Personal development and socialization
  • Experience in public relations, oral communication skills, and confidence building
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Satisfaction of being involved in a dynamic, supportive team
  • Obtaining volunteer hours

 

Contact Us

TRIO Student Support Services Program

McLemore Hall Room 201
118 College Drive #5202
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus

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Email
studentsupportservicesFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.6910