National TRiO Day is a day of celebration, reflection and action around increased access to higher education for disadvantaged students. Federal TRiO Programs help low- income and first- generation students enter college and earn a college degree.
Every year a day in February, high school and college students, teachers, university professionals, Members of Congress, local officials, TRIO Program staff, participants and alumni and many others:
Celebrate the positive impact of federal TRiO Programs in our communities throughout the nation.
Reflect on the importance of educational opportunity programs in creating a fairer society for all Americans.
Act to protect and further access to higher education for low-income and first-generation students.