TRIO Student Support Services


Freshman Orientation Concentrating on University Success

FOCUS gives first year freshmen scholars a head start by knowing what resources are available on campus, connecting with academic and financial coaches, and meeting new friends. This is a comprehensive and rigorous program designed to coach highly motivated freshmen toward meeting their academic, financial and personal goals.

The following services are included in the FOCUS package:

  • One-on-one coaching sessions with TRIO-SSS staff over the summer and throughout the academic year
  • Specialized advising at the CSU, Chico Summer Orientation, as well as a discount on the registration fee
  • Four day TRIO-SSS welcome and orientation program during Wildcat Welcome Week in August
  • Semester-long First Year Enrichment Seminar with other TRIO-SSS freshmen in the fall
  • Field School camping trip to the San Francisco Presidio with TRIO-SSS professional and student staff
  • Various cultural enrichment activities
  • TRIO-SSS grant offered to Pell-eligible freshmen and sophomores who meet all program requirements.