The mission of Illinois TRIO is to advance and defend the ideal of equal educational opportunity in post-secondary education. As such, the focus of Illinois TRIO is assuring that the least advantaged segments of the American population have a realistic chance to enter and graduate from a post-secondary institution.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
To foster and promote standards of professional training effectiveness, and recognition of TRIO Programs, (e.g., Upward Bound, Talent Search, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Center and McNair) and other educational personnel who are in institutions of higher education and in other public and private agencies and organizations concerned with or engaged in the support and/or administration of educational opportunity.
To service the needs and interests of (1) students, faculties, and administrators in institutions of higher education, and (2) individuals in public and private agencies and organizations concerned with or engaged in the support and/or administration of Educational Opportunity Programs by promoting and facilitating the coordination of educational opportunities and by advising and assisting in the promotion and development of positive program implementation.
To promote and facilitate communication between institutions of higher education and the sponsors of student aid funds.
To stimulate, promote and conduct systematic studies and research, cooperative experiments, education, conferences, and such other related activities as are desirable or necessary to fulfill the purposes of the Association.