“A community of students and staff committed to the challenges and rewards of learning, graduation and transfer.

Iowa Lakes Community College TRIO-SSS  Program is a free  program designed to help students succeed in college.

Iowa Lakes TRIO-SSS promotes academic and personal success for all participants, while offering a variety of student-focused services to enhance their potential for successfully graduating from their post-secondary program.

One of the first steps to success in college is to make a connection and feel part of a community. TRIO-SSS (Student Support Services) provides support and services to help students achieve and complete their academic studies at Iowa Lakes Community College and transfer to a 4-year college or university to complete a Bachelor’s Degree.

Our services enhance academic skills, increase retention and graduation rates, and facilitate the transitional process to the next level of higher education.

TRIO-SSS is funded 100% ($335,086) by the U.S. Department of Education and serves 200 students annually. A variety of FREE services are provided to assist students.

We are located in Room 9 on the Estherville Campus and Room 240 on the Emmetsburg Campus.


All Events are FREE to TRIO-SSS Students and are posted on the TRIO-SSS Academy in Canvas. Students may also find our events posted on Facebook and Instagram accounts. 

Stop in the TRIO-SSS office to sign up, contact your TRIO-SSS Advisor or use the online form below.