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 Course Selection and Planning 
  • Individualized tutoring services
  • Financial literacy education and scholarship searches
  • Financial aid completion assistance  
  • Transfer assistance and College tours to 4-year institutions
  • Personal and academic support workshops and information sessions
  • Cultural and Community events 

Program Requirements and Eligibility
Students are required to be:

  • accepted and enrolled at Red Rocks Community College, and 
  • a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident 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 RRCC’s Accessibility Service office.

Program Expectations

  • Attend 3 meetings per semester during Fall/Spring terms with your SSS Navigator.  Meet 1 time with Navigator during the summer term.
  • Attend 2 TRIO sponsored group meetings or workshops (Fall/Spring)
  • Participate in TRIO SSS Tutoring


Students interested in becoming a part of the Student Support Services program can immediately apply by clicking on the application link below.  If there are questions, please schedule a meeting using the EAB Navigate link to schedule an appointment, call the TRIO SSS Office number, or by e-mailing  

Please follow the link to apply:

Office Location:

Lakewood Campus, Learning Commons Room 2272 

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm


Individualized tutoring is available Mon-Sat.  Current Students can view the current tutor schedule on their TRIO SSS Course announcements page in D2L.

Phone: 303.914.6764


Armando “Mundy” Burciaga — Director
Allen Burch — Navigator
Christine Braun - Navigator
Agnes Hipwell - Office Specialist
SSS is a federally funded TRiO grant Program established at Red Rocks Community College in 2016 for the purpose of assisting students in achieving their educational goals.

U.S. Department of Education GEPA Guidelines 
All applicants and the public at large will be informed through these recruitment materials that Red Rocks Community College TRIO Student Support Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, national origin, gender, or disability. This project is 100% federally funded.