Student Support Services

TRiO Student Support Services

Student Support Services is designed to increase retention and graduation rates of eligible students and help foster a campus environment supportive of eligible students.

trio_logos-sss_redEligible students are enrolled at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • First generation college student
    (neither parent/guardian has a bachelor’s degree)
  • Limited income
  • Physical or learning disability

Students must also:

  • Be U.S. citizens or meet residency requirements for Federal financial aid
  • Demonstrate a need for academic support

Student Support Services (SSS) at UVa-Wise is funded by the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $284,754. Since its inception at the College in 1973, SSS has provided academic support services to thousands of eligible students.

Student Support Services application form


CONTACT US

Marcia Mitchell

Director
276.328.0177
m_mitchell@uvawise.edu

Whitney Wells

Counselor and Director of Disability Services
276.328.0265
wew3x@uvawise.edu

William Waggoner

Academic Coordinator
276.328.0283
ww2nt@uvawise.edu

Bobbi VanHuss

Academic Advisor
276.328.0186
blv5j@uvawise.edu

Linda Couch

Office Specialist
276.328.0177
los5s@uvawise.edu

Student Support Services has a full-time staff of five in addition to a number of students who work as peer tutors, facilitators, mentors, and academic coaches.

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Summer hours are 8:00 am-4:30 pm.

In addition, Student Support Services (SSS) has its own e-mail, which reaches both the Director and Counselor. Feel free to contact SSS at SSSonline@uvawise.edu.