What services does Evergreen TRiO/KEY provide?
Students who participate in the TRiO Student Support Services program have access to numerous tools and resources intended to help them stay in school and earn a college degree. Experienced and knowledgeable staff work individually with each student, identifying and providing those resources which will be of greatest value.
Academic Tutoring: TRiO/KEY staff can offer assistance with writing, reading strategies and study skills. Unlocking KEY Writing Tutors are available in the Writing Center to specifically serve your needs. Officially admitted students can take advantage of free, one-on-one tutoring sessions in subject areas such as math, science, computing or foreign languages.
Financial Aid Guidance: Obtaining financial aid can be a confusing process. We can help guide you through it, assist with forms and provide valuable scholarship and loan information.
Intrusive Advising: What would you like to accomplish while at Evergreen? What are your strengths and weaknesses? TRiO Academic Specialists are trained to identify student needs and provide linkages to vital support services on campus and in the community. These might include personal counseling, academic advising, career planning, study abroad and graduate school planning, disability access services, social services, health and wellness, ESL classes, mentoring and others.
Pre-Orientation Programs: Before the beginning of fall quarter students can attend a series of introductory programs focused on learning about Evergreen’s unique teaching and learning style and campus resources as well as meet other students and staff.
Social and Cultural Events: Each quarter TRiO/KEY presents a variety of events and academic workshops. There is also a mid-quarter gathering for students to enjoy guest speakers and lively conversation. Occasionally, students also attend complimentary cultural events on- and off-campus such as theater, dance and music performances.
TRiO Courses: TRiO/KEY offers several 2 credit courses, including classes that help new students be successful at Evergreen and prepare for graduate school and career pathways. Classes usually meet each week of the quarter on either Mondays or Wednesdays afternoons. Students can expect to engage in weekly workshops, lectures, seminars, and guest speakers.
Learning Communities: Students can attend tutoring, peer study groups, and drop-in advising available both in the housing dorms and main campus.