Oregon TRIO Association’s mission:
Growing and supporting Oregon TRIO programs, staff, and students.
Oregon TRIO Association (OTA) connects federal TRIO programs to communities in need and supports all TRIO programs statewide. OTA achieves its mission by securing federal TRIO grants for Oregon’s educational institutions and non-profit organizations. There are fifty-four grants operating throughout the state. Our organization provides program management support, educational resources, and select opportunities for students to help them attain their educational goals.
TRIO recruits traditionally marginalized students with immense potential to receive personalized academic support, technological support, college advising, financial literacy, and mental health services from trained TRIO professionals. These services occur statewide in rural, suburban, and urban communities. Our traditionally marginalized students include low-income, first-generation, disabled, and other underrepresented students. 71.94% of our students are both low-income and first-generation.