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Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program committed to meeting the needs of targeted degree-seeking students. The programís objectives are to improve the retention and graduation of student participants. SSS provides a supportive environment where students will have their academic, career, and personal needs met.

To qualify for Student Support Services a student must be admitted to Rogers State University and need academic support. In addition, the student must belong to one of the following groups:

    First-generation college student (neither parent has a 4-year college degree)

    Financially disadvantaged (determined by federal guidelines)

    Documented disability

To receive assistance from Student Support Services, a student must:


Complete a Student Support Services application;


Provide current income verification;


Provide disability documentation (as required);


Meet with an SSS counselor to discuss appropriate services.

      The following Student Support Services are FREE to eligible students:

  • Academic advisement, degree planning, enrollment assistance

  • Career Counseling ACT DISCOVER

  • Tutorial assistance - weekday tutoring available

  • Electronic filing of financial aid

  • Cultural events

  • Referrals to campus and community resources

  • Internet access

  • Workshops on:

b Stress management          b Study skills

b Note taking                      b Goal setting

b Test-taking skills              b Computer skills

b Career information            b Other helpful topics

  • Computer lab

  • Scholarship information

  • Assistance with planning and pursuit of associate or baccalaureate programs at institutions of higher education.

You must be a U.S. citizen or have a permanent alien resident card to be eligible to join Student Support Services.


Academic need is defined in Department of Education 34 CFR Part 646.

Upward Bound

The Upward Bound Project is a program designed to assist eligible youths with academic potential to complete their secondary education and successfully pursue a post-secondary education. Students attend Saturday meetings and full summer sessions at Rogers State University. To obtain information about the Upward Bound Project at RSU, call the office at (918) 343-7572.

Region VI: Environmental Science and Mathematics Center

The Center is a pre-college math and science program. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the project serves 58 ninth through twelfth grade students who are selected from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico. Students selected for the program attend a six-week intensive math/science academic enrichment on the Rogers State University campus. To obtain information about the Environmental Sciences and Mathematics Center at RSU, call the office at (918) 343-7705.

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

The Educational Opportunity Program is a federally-funded project designed to provide information regarding financial and academic assistance available for individuals who desire to pursue a program of postsecondary education. Additionally, the EOC staff provides assistance to individuals applying for admission to institutions of post-secondary education, including assistance in preparing necessary applications for use by admissions and financial aid officers. These services are free to eligible participants. The EOC administrative office is located on the Rogers State University campus with additional outreach centers located throughout Oklahoma. For more information contact the EOC staff or the Director of TRIO Special Programs Division at (918)343-7761.

Educational Talent Search Project (ETS)

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the ETS project is designed to provide early dropout intervention services to students in grades 6-12 and encourages students to pursue a post-secondary education upon graduation. The project provides tutoring, career development, guidance and counseling, educational and financial aid information, study skills seminars, and mentoring programs. The program serves 750 students each year attending eight target high schools in Rogers, Tulsa, and Osage counties. For additional information, contact the Special Programs Division at (918) 343-7823.