Ohio TRIO Quarterly Newsletter
TRIO programs are a set of federally funded programs geared to assert our nation's commitment to providing college access for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance. In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to successfully participate in America's economic and social life. These programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as a direct result of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty. TRIO Programs initially began with three programs and later expanded to seven. As mandated by Congress, two-thirds of the students served must come from families with incomes at 150 percent or lower of the federal poverty line, in which neither parent has graduated from college (first generation). Further, TRIO programs serve students with disabilities and veterans of the US military.
Ohio TRIO is one of several professional associations committed to advocating on behalf of TRIO programs in order to ensure students access the American dream. Ohio TRIO is one of eight professional associations in the Educational Opporunity Associaiton (EOA) (formerly MAEOPP) region. For more information on MAEOPP, please visit their webpage at www.eoa.org. Also, Ohio TRIO works closely with the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) who advocates on behalf of TRIO programs and the colleges, universities, and agencies who host the programs. To learn more about COE visit their webpage at www.coenet.us.
The purpose of Ohio TRIO shall be to bring together into a work and study community those persons who have an active interest in or who are professionally involved in broadening accessibility to and success in formal postsecondary education.