PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the meeting of the Board of Trustees of Suffolk County Community College, scheduled for February 18, 2016, has been CANCELLED. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that this meeting has been RESCHEDULED for Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the Brookhaven Gymnasium, Ammerman Campus, 533 College Road, Selden, New York.

Student Support Services

Introduction and Eligibility


Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded project within the U.S. Department of Education's TRIO family of programs. The TRIO programs have been established to help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education. Consistent with the mission, the SSS program is designed to help students who are low income, have a disability, and/or are first generation college students successfully complete their college education. Suffolk is now one of approximately 900 colleges and universities nationwide that offers an SSS program for its students.


Students should be enrolled full time and in their first semester at Suffolk County Community College. In addition, students must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • first generation college student
    (i.e., neither parent has graduated from college with a four-year degree.)



  • have a documented disability