About SSS

Student Support Services seeks to support college students who have the potential to meet the challenges of higher education by strengthening and developing their academic and self-management skills. Our focus is to ensure that participants in the program have a realistic chance to persist in school and graduate from the University of New Orleans. To accomplish these objectives, Student Support Services provides services to enhance students' academic success, personal skills, and social skills. Providing services in these areas corresponds to the University's mission to support students' intellectual development, personal growth, and community advancement.

To implement the program's aims as outlined in its mission statement, the University of New Orleans Student Support Services program focuses on five major goals:

  • Recruit eligible students who meet federal income, disability, and/or first generation guidelines.
  • Increase the retention of students in the University.
  • Increase the academic success of eligible students by increasing their GPA.
  • Increase the number and percent of students who graduate from the University.
  • Increase the number and percent of students who pursue graduate or professional schooling.