Binghamton University to host inaugural TRIO Day celebration


BINGHAMTON, NY -- Binghamton University will be host a series of events on Friday, Mar. 11, in honor of TRIO Day.  Held as a way to highlight federally funded programs that assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to earn a college degree, TRIO Day has become a national day of service and a way for TRIO programs across the nation to recognize their successes and give back to the communities.

Events at Binghamton University will begin at noon with a TRIO Day welcome lunch in the President’s Reception Room of the Anderson Center.  At 3:45 p.m. students will come together in room 120 of the University Union to take part in a Jump Rope-A-Thon.  Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Binghamton.

The festivities will conclude at 6 p.m. with a TRIO Achievers Dinner and McNair Scholars induction ceremony to be held in rooms 206/209 of the University Union.  This semi-formal event will celebrate the role of TRIO Programs at Binghamton University, recognize TRIO Achievers and induct the newest members of the Binghamton McNair Scholars.

TRIO is a federal outreach and student service program designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Binghamton University currently hosts six TRIO Programs, including Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound and Upward Bound Rural Schools, Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, Student Support Services, and Student Support Services STEM.  Offering assistance to students as they progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs, TRIO serves over 1,200 individuals per year throughout the greater Binghamton area.

Nationally, over 850,000 low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities - from sixth grad through college graduation - are served through more than 2,800 TRIO programs.

Last Updated: 9/17/13