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


Marcia Mitchell


Whitney Wells

Counselor and Director of Disability Services

William Waggoner

Academic Coordinator

Bobbi VanHuss

Academic Advisor

Linda Couch

Office Specialist

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