Our Mission

Our mission is to encourage and assist 200 students who are traditionally under-represented because of income, family educational background, disability, or other relevant federal, state, provincial or institutional criteria, in completing a post-secondary education.

Our Purpose

The Student Support Services (SSS) program assists program participants by:

  • serving as advocates for access to higher education
  • providing services to assist individuals to achieve their educational goals
  • facilitating the educational development of individuals served
  • providing an environment that recognizes the diversity of backgrounds and learning styles of individuals served
  • developing collaborative relationships with institutions, organizations, and communities to promote an environment conducive to the completion of a post-secondary education


University Center 206
Student Support Services
One University Plaza, MS 1350
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701