The Department of Special Services is home to TRIO, a group of federally funded programs that help first-generation and low-income students reach their full academic potential. At UL Lafayette, we've been providing these services since 1972 and have helped nearly 10,000 students as they pursue a college degree. Right now, our programs serve nearly 2,000 students throughout Acadiana and at the University with free services to those who qualify.
We believe in an early start, so we work with students in the sixth grade and continue through a doctoral education.
As a TRIO participant, our services will help guide you to academic success. We will listen carefully and provide answers to give you the best opportunities while pursuing your degree and preparing for your future career. We feel very strongly about the services we offer and the environment that we provide. Our doors are always open and our staff is always ready to serve.
- Free tutoring
- Academic counseling
- Academic success workshops
- Graduate school planning
- Peer mentorship
- Cultural enrichment activities
- Computer lab access
- Grant aid opportunities
- Major and career exploration