TRiO DSP Student Support Services

Cal TRiO

Disability Student Support Services

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Elena Zhukova

Cal students on UC Berkeley campus

Who We Are

TRiO Disability Student Support Services is dedicated to supporting Cal students with disabilities, including those from low-income backgrounds. We do so with higher-touch services, events, and enrichment workshops that cultivate a sense of belonging for TRiO students as well as develop the necessary skill sets to achieve their goals. In doing, we empower our students to exceed their potential while making Cal a more equitable and inclusive university.

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What We Do

At TRiO Disability Student Support Services, we provide higher touch services to cultivate a supportive community at Cal. We provide students with the following support services:

  • Individualized Academic Coaching, Advising, and Goal Setting
  • Education to Improve Financial Literacy
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Assistance
  • Graduate/Professional School and Career Counseling
  • Academic Soft Skills Training
  • Peer Academic Coaching and Peer Tutoring in select courses
  • Community Building and Cultural Events

Cal Trio. Goes Above and Beyond.

Become TRiO

The Federal TRiO programs have proven to be helpful in increasing the retention, good academic standing, and graduation rates of students. To benefit from TRiO’s history of success, TRiO Disability Student Support Services students must comply with the following expectations:

Click here to read more about TRiO Disability Student Support Services expectations

Staff:

Karen Nielson, JD/MSW (link to: dsp-trio@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) or knielson@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)?)
Director, DSP/TRiO DSP SSS

Rochelle Brown (link to: dsp-trio@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail))
TRiO DSP SSS Coordinator/Academic Advisor

Heather Yaden (link to; dsp-trio@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail))(link sends e-mail)
TRiO DSP SSS Learning Specialist/Academic Advisor

TBD (link to: dsp-trio@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail))
TRiO DSP SSS Financial Literacy Counselor/Program Assistant

Student Leadership Team

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Our Mission:

At UC Berkeley, our goal aligns with that of the U.S. Department of Education: To increase the success of TRiO students in college.

TRiO DSP SSS is dedicated to supporting UC Berkeley students with disabilities. We provide higher touch services, events, and enrichment opportunities that cultivate a sense of belonging and develop necessary skills for students to achieve their goals. We empower our students to exceed their potential while making UC Berkeley a more equitable and inclusive university.

TRiO Center- Unit 1 Slottman Hall L-11

Unit 1 Map.

Take Telegraph Avenue to Channing Way and make a left on Channing Way. Slottman Hall will be on the left-hand side after Bowditch Street, across from Crossroads Dining. Enter Slottman Hall by using the accessible down ramp before the main entrance. Those doors are open during business hours. Call (510) 642-1878 or email dsp-trio@berkeley.edu with any questions.