Welcome to TRIO SES & STEM at the University of Kansas

Mission Statement

The University of Kansas TRIO SES & STEM programs advocate for access to higher education by providing comprehensive, personalized support services to empower eligible students to achieve academic success. Through a comprehensive system of individualized academic support services, we aim to prepare students for graduate school and success in a global environment.

In addition to TRIO SES & STEM, we offer the Opening Paths to Individual Opportunity aNd Success (OPTIONS) college transition program for incoming freshmen, and we are home to KU’s chapter of the Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) National Honor Society.

STATEMENT ON ADDRESSING STRUCTURAL AND SYSTEMATIC SOCIETAL INEQUALITIES

At the heart of our mission, the University of Kansas Achievement and Assessment Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of people in the many communities we serve. To this end we commit to addressing the structural and systematic inequities that prevent marginalized populations from thriving. We strive to create a safe workplace where there is zero tolerance for discrimination and harassment. We stand with Black Lives Matter, Indigenous Peoples, the LGBTQIA+ community, and all individuals who are marginalized or oppressed. We join the movement to make KU and the world around us a better place.

aai.ku.edu/mission-statement

KU Achievement & Assessment Institute, The University of Kansas

TRIO Supportive Educational Services


TRIO Science, Technology, Engineering, Math


Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society


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