TRiO Student Support Services (SSS)

What is TRiO SSS?

RRCC TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) is a supportive academic community working together towards student success.  SSS provides participants with opportunities for academic development, support with college requirements, and motivation toward successful completion of their educational goals.  SSS helps students who are first-generation, low-income and/or have documented disabilities.  Student success is our top priority.

Our Mission

RRCC TRiO Student Support Services breaks down barriers to education and empowers our participants to be successful in navigating the systems of higher education. We do this by providing comprehensive support services, utilizing an intentional, strengths-based approach with our participants and by providing them with tools and support to develop skills in resilience and self-advocacy.

Services Offered:

  • Comprehensive Academic Support and Guidance 
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Financial literacy education
  • Financial aid completion assistance and scholarship information
  • Transfer assistance and College tours to 4-year institutions
  • Monthly workshops/information sessions
  • Cultural and Community events 

Program Eligibility

TRIO Student Support Services is a federally-funded grant program who serves 140 students per year.

  • Accepted to or enrolled at Red Rocks Community College
  • Students who have a need for academic support
  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States

Students may be eligible for the TRIO SSS program under one or a combination of the three following eligibility requirements:

  • First-generation college students (neither parent has a 4-year college degree) 
  • Low-income college students as outlined by the Department of Education criteria
  • Documented disability verified with a doctor’s note or through PCC’s Disability Resource Center

Program Expectations

  • Attend 3 meetings with your SSS Navigator
  • Attend 2 TRIO sponsored group meetings or workshops
  • Participate in TRIO SSS Tutoring

To Apply

Pick up a printed application at the TRIO SSS Center (Lakewood Campus) in the Learning Commons outside of room 1258.

Office Location:

Lakewood Campus Learning Commons, Room 1258
Monday-Friday 8:00am-6:00pm, Tutoring Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm

Reach us by phone at 303.914.6762.


Armando “Mundy” Burciaga — Director
(303) 914-6761

Allen Burch — Navigator
(303) 914-6760

Agnes Hipwell - Office Specialist
(303) 914-6762