News and Events
TRiO Day was established in 1986 by Congressional resolution, to focus the nation's "attention on the needs of disadvantaged young people and adults aspiring to improve their lives, to the necessary investment if they are to become contributing citizens of the country, and to the talent which will be wasted if that investment is not made."
Every year, TRIO Day is the last Saturday of February. Statewide, activities typically include a service component, recognition of students' hard work and overcoming of obstacles and events bringing awareness to the challenges that TRiO students face.
Students participating in Career Exploration during TRiO Day events at UAA
Students who participated in ELECT Leadership at UAA.
ETS students from UAA running Stand Against Racism Events.
TRiO Day at UAA partnered with United Way to help extend their message.
Students from UAF participate in a service event at Joel's Place in connection with TRiO Day.
One selected Alaska TRiO alumni will join the Alaska state president and hundreds of other TRiO professionals in Washington, D.C. for three days in March. Hosted by COE, "The policy-focused gathering allows college opportunity professionals to meet one-on-one with their senators and representatives ...Legislators will hear firsthand from TRIO practitioners ... about working closely with low-income, first-generation, and minority students and students with disabilities who are preparing to enter and graduate from college. Additionally, attendees will hear presentations from several Members of Congress...participate in workshops and networking opportunities as well as meet with senior administrators from the U.S. Department of Education."