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, income eligible 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

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) 
  • Income eligible 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)

Summer 2024 Hours of Operation: 
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
TRIO SSS will also be available during the Student Services Extended Hours Schedule. 
Visit the RRCC homepage for Wednesday & Saturday times at

Summer Events for TRIO SSS Participants:

  • Summer Semester Begins – May 28th and you can make an appointment with your Navigator for Summer & Fall registration.
  • Transfer Meet Ups – An opportunity for you to engage with peers transferring to MSU and CU Denver
    Wednesday, June 5th and Wednesday, June 26th 5pm to 7pm
    & Saturday, June 15th 10am-12pm
    Option will be hybrid and in person in the TRIO SSS Center, so check your student email for links.
  • Summer Leadership – July 19th - we will be communicating via your student email for additional information.
  • Summer Book Club – Join us in TRIO or via the links provided. You will need to come to campus to pick up your book.
    First Generation a Memoir, by Alejandra Campoverdi
    May 29, June 5, June 19, July 10 and July 24 - all times will be at 1:00pm
    Links will be sent to register a week prior.

Summer 2024 Tutoring Schedule
Beginning May 28th 

Tuesdays & Thursdays - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Wednesdays 1:00pm-5:00pm 


Tutoring  FREE, Drop-In, Individualized tutoring! 
For TRIO SSS Participants

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 

Yajanetsy Ruano-Ortega, M.Ed - Navigator 

Donovan, M.Ed. - Navigator

Agnes Hipwell - Special Projects

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.