Pre-Collegiate and Sonoma State Supportive Programs and Services

Below is a list of supportive resources and services offered for middle school to post baccalaureate programs.  Be sure to check them out as they may impact your academic success in achieving your educational goal.

Pre-Collegiate Programs:

The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.

Sonoma State University Supportive Programs and Services:

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) goal is to improve the access, retention and graduation of students who have been historically, economically and/or educationally disadvantaged. EOP assists students by providing comprehensive academic support services. EOP will help ease the transition from your current school to SSU and provides services in the following areas to help you succeed at this campus: admissions, financial assistance, orientation, academic support, as well as academic and personal advising. 

The Preparing Underrepresented Educators to Realize their Teaching Ambitions (PUERTA) Project seeks to increase the number of Latinx teachers serving in K-12 public schools.

The Mission of the Seawolf Scholars Foster Youth Program is to increase the academic and personal success of motivated and inspiring foster youth enrolled at Sonoma State University. 

Sonoma State University hosts two TRIO Student Support Service Programs, Multilingual Achievers Program and United for Success which aims to support traditionally under-represented current or incoming undergraduate university students who are seeking their first bachelor's degree and need academic assistance and other services to be successful at the University. 

The University has designated Disability Services for Students (DSS) as the office responsible for receiving, reviewing, and verifying disability documentation for students, authorizing and providing specialized support services, and assisting faculty, staff, and managers in providing equal access with reasonable and appropriate accommodations to students with disabilities within a reasonable and timely manner. 

Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) at Sonoma State University is part of a nationally recognized academic support program that provides a resilient learning community and strong base to students in the School of Science and Technology. The goal of MESA is to increase the number of historically underrepresented students who pursue and persist in STEM related degrees and ultimately, careers. 

Sonoma State is able to provide an additional pathway for entering first-time, first-year students who are both interested and able to complete their baccalaureate degrees in four years through California Promise.