Welcome to TRIO Student Support Services

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program is funded by the United State Department of Education serving low-income, first-generation, and students’ with disabilities. Students that qualify for and join our program are dedicated to their academic, personal and professional success. Please click the video below to watch how our program is making an impact on our students:


Academic Support

We provide a supportive environment for you to be successful at Aquinas College  

Graduate School and Career Preparation

We provide resources to prepare you for life after Aquinas College

Financial Education

We provide resources to help you build a better financial future

Student Involvement

We provide events and programming dedicated to your personal and professional growth

Additional Resources

Explore helpful guides, databases, libraries and more to help with important tests, math skills, writing, and career exploration.

The Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library
A collection of links for virtually every mathematical site on the Internet.
American Mathematical Society
The home page of the American Mathematical Society.
MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
Contains math history, biographies of every mathematician who ever lived, famous math problems and curves index. A resource for writing in mathematics.
S.O.S. Mathematics
This site offers homework help, test prep, and study strategies for math.
The Ridiculously Enhanced Pi Page
A site with fun, weird info on pi and many great links.
Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Web site for biographies on women mathematicians.

Aquinas Resources for writing research papers:
Grace Hauenstein Library-Web Research
This web page offers direct links to MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual documentation styles, as well as criteria for evaluating websites.
Other Writing Websites
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
A comprehensive online writing resource offering information on Grammar, Resumes, Business Writing, Research, Documentation, and English as a Second Language (ESL).

Grammar Bytes
Provides definitions for various grammar terms and exercises to practice your grammar skills.
Writer's Handbook
This site covers a variety of writing areas, including academic writing, grammar and style, peer reviews, letters and application essays, and documentation styles. Writer's Handbook is resourceful for the most commonly used documentation styles, including American Political Science Association (APSA), American Psychological Association (APA), Chicago/Thurbian, Council of Biological Editors (CBE), Modern Language Association (MLA), and Numbered References.
Leo Write Place Catalogue
LEO focuses on writing research papers and business writing. It provides both reference list and in-text citation examples for APA and MLA documentation styles.
Creative Nonfiction-The Journal Devoted Exclusively to the Creative Nonfiction Genre
This journal contains articles focusing exclusively on creative nonfiction.
Writer's Write-The Write Resource-Books, Publishing, and Writing
A resource for writing and publishing.
National Council of Teachers of English
A professional organization for teachers of English that provides resources for all levels of education, including elementary, middle, secondary, and college. This site also connects to another link,, which carries lesson plans for English teachers.

National Institute of Mental Health
A wealth of information covering a wide range of mental health issues.
Psychology Today Online
Articles from the journal, Psychology Today, including book reviews.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill works to educate the public about mental illness and combat the stigma related to mental illness.
Through searching under health and mental health, a number of sites are offered on addiction and recovery, stress, grief, and counseling.
Search careers and jobs, and post your resume.


Nisha van Laar
Center for Opportunities, Resources and Excellence (CORE) and Student Support Services (SSS)
(616) 632-2169