Academic Support Services/Programs

STUDENT Support Services Programs





Elizabeth City State University’s Student Support Services Program (SSSP) is a TRIO program funded through the U. S. Department of Education. TRIO programs were established to assert the nation’s commitment to provide educational opportunities for all Americans to enter college and graduate.  The purpose of the Student Support Services Program (SSSP) is to provide undergraduate students with the academic support needed to increase persistence, improve academic standing, graduation rates and post baccalaureate enrollment.  The program also provides services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants.

In conjunction with and in addition to services provided by the University for all its students, SSSP program participants are provided with intensive services, activities and cultural enrichment opportunities that promote and foster an institutional climate supportive of success.  Grant Aid is provided to freshmen and sophomore participants who are Pell Grant recipients, with an unmet financial need.   Grant aid is also given to participants to help reduce the burden of Student loan debt.

 The program serves one hundred and seventy five (175) students who are income eligible and or first generation college students, and college students with disabilities in the U.S., who will successfully complete a program of study at the university. The program provides academic support services to these students until they graduate from the university, and offer opportunities for academic development, and completion of requirements for post-secondary education.

Program Services:

  • Academic Support & Advising
  • Tutorial Services
  • Financial Literacy Education
  • Career Exploration and Exposure 
  • Graduate School Admissions assistance
  • Educational/Cultural enrichment activities
  • Mentoring
  • Workshops

Forms and Documents 

Study Skills for College Students

Federal Student Loans-Financial Literacy




1.   What does SSS do for students?
The SSS program provide undergraduate students with one-on-one tutoring, career exploration, financial literacy, and academic coaching in one-on-one and group workshop format. We assist program participants with academic advisement for college course requirements, academic and cultural services designed to motivate participants towards successful completion of post-secondary education, and aims to increase the rate of SSS participant’s enrollment in graduate and professional school.

2.   When is tutoring available and in what subjects? 
We strive to accommodate participant needs in all academic areas during a broad range of hours. Please contact our office for details.  (252) 335-3357

3.   How do I sign up for tutoring?
A tutorial request form must be completed.  Please contact our office for details.  (252) 335-3357 

4.   Am I eligible for SSS?
Selection for the Elizabeth City State University Student Support Services Program (SSSP) is partially based on students meeting a minimum of two of the following federal requirements:

• To qualify for SSS, a student must be a U.S. citizen or a national.  Students must also be a first generation college student (which means that the parent/guardian has not earned a four-year college degree at the time of the student’s enrollment into college);


• Students whose family income fall within federal guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by SSSP;

• College students with documented disabilities;

• All participants must have an academic need. 

5.   How do I apply for the program?
Interested students should contact the coordinator/counselor to schedule an appointment and complete an application at the TRIO Student Support Service Program’s office on the campus of Elizabeth City State University. If there are available participant slots, eligible students will be contacted to notify them of their eligibility and acceptance.

6.   Is grant aid available through SSS?
Yes. However not all participants are eligible to receive grant aid. If you meet certain program criteria, small amounts of grant aid can be awarded to program participants during the fall and spring semesters.

7.  Where is SSS located?
SSS Campus location and staff:
Ridley University Center Suite 114
Quay Dozier: Director of Trio Programs (252) 335-3368
Tara Bennett: Coordinator/Counselor (252) 335-3357
Jewel Overton: Administrative Support Associate 
(252) 335-3510  
Carrie Jones: Program Assistant/ Coordinator Tutorial Services, Suite 113 (252) 335-3356


For More Information:
Quay Dozier
Director of Special Programs, Special Programs
114 Ridley University Center
Campus Box 785
Phone: (252)335-3368
Fax: (252)335-3793