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

Spring 2023 Calendar of Events -  Spring 2023 Events 
You will receive a link to RSVP each week for upcoming events. 
Some events are Drop-In and no RSVP is required for those.

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program Application:

TRiO Application - direct link or complete URL

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 through the Red Rocks Community College 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


1. Apply, with the link listed above.

2. Call 303.914.6764 or contact us via email at 

3. Feel free to stop by the TRIO Center on the 2nd Floor, Office 2272
(located near the Library and Learning Commons)

Where to Find Us:

Lakewood Campus, 2nd Floor
Located in Learning Commons Room 2272 (near the Library)

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tutoring  FREE, Drop-In, Individualized tutoring! 
Spring 2023 Hours -

Tuesday: Writing & English 2:00pm - 6:00pm
               Math 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday: Writing & English 2:00pm - 6:00pm
               Math 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Thursday: Math 9:00am - 2:00pm
Friday: Math 11:00am - 4:00pm
Current Students can view the current tutor schedule on their TRIO SSS Course announcements page in D2L.

Phone: 303.914.6764


Gina Jimenez, M.A. - Director 

Christine Braun, Ph.D. - Navigator

Yajanetsy Ruano-Ortega, M.Ed - Navigator 

Agnes Hipwell - Office Specialist

The contents of TRIO Student Support Services materials were developed
under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. 
However, those contents do not necessarily represent the
policy of the U.S. Department of Education,
and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.   

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.