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Message from Dr. Paul Beasley

Image 1      Welcome to TRIO Programs at the University of South Carolina. We are proud of our programs, the success of our students, and the support and encouragement we receive from our university family and Richland County community. Since 1966, USC TRIO Programs have fostered the collaboration of university, school, and community interests to promote educational opportunities in the Columbia area. These partnerships help us to address the unique needs of academically capable individuals who have the highest level of financial aid eligibility and who are without a family history of college attendance. Our university mission is the education of our state's diverse population through teaching, research, creative activity, and service.

     TRIO offers a comprehensive set of services through five different programs, each targeted at a specific group of individuals from the 6th grade through adulthood. Services and activities include academic tutoring, cultural enrichment, financial aid counseling, summer on-campus residency programs, admissions counseling, and student mentoring. This web site provides an overview of our services and activities and an opportunity to meet our staff.

Thank you for your interest in TRIO Programs.

Paul L. Beasley,
TRIO Director

TRIO Happenings

TRIO Spotlight

The USC TRiO Pacesetter Facebook Campaign has officially begun!

The Pacesetter Award recognizes individuals for their hard work and their contributions at all levels of society. This award pay tribute to USC TRIO Alumni who have made successful contributions to society. These individuals are considered pioneers and role models for current USC TRIO students.

Do you know USC TRIO Alums striving to make their marks on the world? Or, are you an alum who has been helped by your TRIO experience to accomplish significant goals?

Like our Facebook page to be considered for the Pacesetter Award. We will select one winner per program. Make your USC TRIO Program proud by entering today.


Spring advisement for OSP students began on Monday, October 21. Students should schedule an appointment with an advisor and come prepared with information and well-defined goals.

Gamecock Guarantee

Increasing access to a high-quality college education is important to the success of our state. That's why the University of South Carolina launched the Gamecock Guarantee, a need-based financial and academic support program that helps to make attendance at the University more affordable for academically qualified residents of our state.

Contact Info

For further information about our programs and services you may visit the TRIO office on Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 5 pm. You may also call the office at 803.777.5125. TRIO is located at 1400 Wheat Street.


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