Student Support Services

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Student Support Services 2020-09-08T10:11:56+00:00

TRIO Student Support Services encourages you to continue to strive for your best as we are in unusual times.  Our services are still available to you, our TRIO Student Support Services Student.  Should you need academic support for your coursework, our tutors are available to assist via WebEx or Facetime.  Take precautions throughout this time to stay safe and finish this semester at your best.  Please let us know how we may assist you and always remember#TRIOWorks!!!

Student Support Services (SSS) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is a selective-admissions TRiO program dedicated to bridging the connection between high school and college. SSS is part of the Division of Student Affairs, and reports to the Dean of Students.

TRIO SSS at NSU provides 360 low income, first-generation college and/or students with disabilities with intensive services and other assistance systems designed to maximize students’ chance at success in college.  TRIO SSS services include but are not limited to: academic and career advising, peer tutoring, a resource library, and many other unique services used to help students in our program progress and successfully graduate from Northwestern State University within 4 to 6 years.

Only students admitted and enrolled at one of the Northwestern State University campuses may be admitted to our program.  They must meet eligibility criteria based off of one or more of the following: Low Income, First-Generation, or Disability.

TRIO SSS Mission Statement:

TRiO Student Support Services supports students who are first-generation, modest to low income, and students with disabilities who show potential to meet the challenges of higher education by strengthening and developing their academic and self-management skills.  The program’s goal is to graduate participants with a baccalaureate degree within four to six years.  TRiO Student Support Services provides resources to enhance students’ academic success, finacial literacy, and personal and social skills.

TRIO SSS Vision Statement:

TRiO SSS, creating graduates that are transformative individuals, passionate citizens, and innovative global leaders.

How to Join TRiO Student Support Services

About half of Northwestern State’s student population qualify for TRiO Student Support Services; Students are selected to join Student Support Services after completing the intake process. Students must meet at least one, and preferably two of the following requirements for entry:

First generation, meaning neither parent graduated with a bachelor’s degree from college;

Low Income, typically a student who receives a Pell grant; or

Disabled, referring to a physical or mental disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Applications for the TRiO Student Support Services program are available throughout the year on the Natchitoches campus in 243 Kyser Hall and on the Shreveport campus in the Nursing Education Building, Room LC 133 with Mr. Bill Livigni. The application is also available by downloading here. If you have questions, you may call (318) 357-5901 for the Natchitoches campus and (318) 677-3063 for the Shreveport campus.  For more information regarding the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health, please visit

RiO Student Support Services welcomes our new peer mentoring program that was implemented fall 2015.  All of our peer mentors are juniors and they will be with their freshmen mentees for two years.  Peer mentors are TRiO Student Support Services participants who assist new freshmen with getting involved and familiar with the campus community.

If you are interested in becoming a peer mentor, please contact Mrs. Terri Marshall at 318-357-5901 or for information regarding the program.

Frances Welch
Director of Student Support Services

Jamie Flanagan
Assistant Director

LaMario Fortson

Terri Marshall

LaTonia Mims
Administrative Coordinator III

Bill Livigni
CONSAH Counselor/Advisor

College of Nursing and Allied Health

Student Support Services offers tutoring in all core classes and most upper level courses. Tutoring services are offered Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment please visit the computer lab in room 243 B of Kyser Hall or call 318-357-5901.

Student Support Services
Room 243 B of Kyser Hall
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457

Phone: (318) 357-5901
FAX: (318) 357-6293.