TRIO Student Support Services at CSU

History and Funding

The Academic Advancement Center (A Student Support Services Program) has served over 6,500 students on the CSU campus since its arrival on campus in 1978. The Center is funded by a primary grant from the U.S. Department Education, with additional funds for operations, tutoring, and for direct grants to students from the University. A grant from FirstBank Community Fund of Colorado also allows for enrichment of programs.
As one of the 946 federally-funded TRIO Student Support Services programs in the nation, our mission is to help low-income, first-generation college students, foster youth, and students with disabilities to stay in college until they earn their baccalaureate degrees.

Watch this short video about where your CSU tuition dollars go. 

AAC Program Evaluation

Current AAC students: Please take 15 minutes to complete our 2013-2014 AAC Program Evaluation!  We truly value your feedback, and your suggestions will be used to shape future AAC services.  


Join the AAC for another Self Defense Workshop with Sensei Mike Crist

on Tuesday, May 13, 3-4:30pm in the L.L. Gibbons Conference Room, Rm. 101

We will be launching a new program for continuing AAC students in Fall 2014 - AAC THRIVE!   Check out our video with a preview of the AAC Thrive program.  

Have you joined our Facebook group
(link below) to stay up to date with reminders and events? You should....

For CSU Campus Partners: Use this Campus Referral Form for referring a student to the Academic Advancement Center. 

First Generation College Student Stories..... watch stories and make your own!

Follow this link to go to the I'm First Website (Center for Student Opportunity) which has stories of First Generation College Students..... including what they have learned about academic success and being the first person in their family to graduate from college. 

You can create your own story on the website too!


Find the AAC on Facebook!


Did you know the AAC has a Facebook group?  We do and we want you to join it!  Our Facebook page is great way to find out what's going on in the AAC (workshops, programs, etc.), as well as a great place to get important CSU reminders and connect with other AAC participants.