The mission of the TRiO Disabled Student Support Services is to support students with disabilities by enhancing their educational experience while they work for academic and personal success. DSSS assists students on their academic journey through peer tutoring and mentoring, assistive technology, 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 OASIS) or
- Low-income with a documented disability (on file with OASIS)
DSSS services are here to support students with disabilities through additional academic resources. We do not replace accommodative services provided by OASIS.
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.