The mission of the TRiO Disabled Student Support Services (DSSS) is to support students with disabilities by enhancing their educational experience while they work for academic and personal success. DSSS assists students through peer tutoring and mentoring, mental health counseling, academic advising, scholarship search assistance, four-year transfer information and social and cultural events.
DSSS provides support to students who meet the following criteria:
- U.S. citizen or Permanent Legal Resident and
- Documented disability (on file with Accessibility Services) or
- Low-income with a documented disability (on file with Accessibility Services)
Disability Student Support Services (DSSS), a TRiO grant program, provides supplemental academic resources. DSSS does not replace accommodative services provided by Accessibility Services.
The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education has awarded Pikes Peak Community College a $1,099,775 TRIO Disabled Student Support Services grant to provide individualized academic and personal support services to eligible students with disabilities, especially veterans. The grant provides 55% of the funds needed for the program. Pikes Peak Community College will provide at least 45% or $178,480 annually in additional resources.