Texas TRIO Association
ABC‘s of TRIO
This page contains a list of important partners, programs, and initiatives that help keep all TX TRIO Association members informed, engaged, and empowered.
A nonprofit organization started in 1981 that advocates for TRIO Programs and under-resourced, first generation college, and students with disabilities in Washington D.C.
Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs (SWASAP)
The first of ten regional associations whose purpose is to advance and defend the ideal of educational opportunity for all TRIO eligible individuals. SWASAP provides to its members the guidance and support needed to foster those activities necessary to enable the target population to persist in achieving their educational goals.
Student Leadership Conference (SLC)
A student focused conference that provides personal and professional development opportunities and a chance to network with other TRIO students throughout the state. The conference is a combination of speakers and targeted sessions to help you build critical skills for their future.
This cornerstone event actually consists of four activities: (1) the National College Opportunity Programs Leadership Summit (“Leadership Summit”) for new and experienced college access and success professionals (2) the TRIO Alumni Leadership Forum (“Alumni Forum”), a one-day leadership and networking event designed to re-engage TRIO alumni (3) the Seminar on Relations with the U.S. Department of Education (“ED Seminar”), which includes remarks from grant agency officials and programmatic roundtables; and (4) a two-day advocacy session (formally known as the “Policy Seminar”) which features remarks by key Members of Congress, panels of legislative experts, and advocacy training by COE and visits to Capitol Hill.