TRIO Student Acce[SSS] Program

Equipping students with disabilities with the skills necessary to increase retention, graduation and post-baccalaureate success.


The TRIO Student Acce[SSS] Program provides proactive support services for SAS scholars who are the first in their families to attend college or are from limited-income households.


Program Participants


Counselor-to-Student Ratio


Funds Awarded

Program Services

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Scholarships and Grant Aid

Acce[SSS] scholars can apply for scholarship funding through the program to provide debt relief and assistance with accomplishing financial goals.

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Coaching and Counseling

Acce[SSS] staff members and peer academic leaders (PALs) provide 1:1 coaching, small-group support and general guidance to aid students academically, personally and professionally.

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Graduate School Prep Assistance

Acce[SSS] scholars receive assistance completing graduate school applications, developing personal statements, completing the FAFSA and developing skills that will make them competitive applicants.

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Financial Literacy Education

Acce[SSS] offers program participants the opportunity to learn about budgeting and saving, investing, credit, loans and strategies to help promote effective financial stewardship.

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Standardized Test Preparation

Acce[SSS] scholars can receive both financial assistance and academic skill-building assistance to prepare for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT) and other entrance exams.

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College and Cultural Tours

Acce[SSS] scholars have the opportunity to visit various local, regional and national colleges to find the perfect graduate school for them.

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Career Development and Exploration

Upward Bound (UB) students can participate in workshops, summits and information sessions about various STEM careers and skill development.


Conference Travel

Acce[SSS] scholars participate in local, state and regional conferences to promote student development and peer networking.

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Acce[SSS] provides mentors to students to help them transition into high school and into college.

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Leadership Development Programs

Acce[SSS] offers programs and activities to help students develop leadership skills.

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Community Service Opportunities

Students can gain community service hours for graduation, scholarships and college applications by volunteering with Acce[SSS].



Acce[SSS] scholars have the opportunity to receive academic, housing, transportation and other accommodations as a component of Student Accessibility Services.

Summer Programs


Summer Leadership Academy

The NCCU Summer Leadership Academy is a three-week intensive leadership development program for rising second- to fourth-year TRIO Acce[SSS] and McNair scholars. The Summer Leadership Academy (SLA) provides scholars with an opportunity to participate in one of three specialized tracks (Financial Literacy, Graduate School Prep or Career Prep) and improve their overall leadership and life skills.

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Summer Access and Success Program

The Summer Access and Success Program is a four-week summer enrichment program to aid newly admitted freshmen and transfer students in their transition to North Carolina Central University. This program is facilitated in partnership with Student Accessibility Services, Excel Scholars Program, TRIO Student Support Services, TRIO Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program and the TRIO Upward Bound Program.


  • United States citizens
  • Registered with the Office of Student Accessibility Services to receive accommodations
  • Enrolled or admitted as an undergraduate student at NCCU

Application Portal

The TRIO Student Acce[SSS] Program is currently accepting students on a rolling admission. Spaces are limited, so apply now!

For questions or concerns, regarding the NCCU TRIO Student Acce[SSS] Program, please email [email protected] or call 919-530-6284.


Gray, Terrell T

Business Officer

Student Services

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Kabia, Abdul H

Executive Assistant

Student Services

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McCaden, Brielle

Assistant Director for Academic Support and Development

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Murray, Dekendrick

Executive Director for Student Access & Success

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Robbins, Ashley N

Learning Support Coordinator

Student Services

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Stevens, Shamia A

Undergraduate Assistant

Student Accessibility Services

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