About Student Support Services (SSS)

Our Motto: "Navigate to Graduate"


ABOUT STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES: Download one of our brochures.

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally-funded TRiO Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Our mission is to assist 160 low-income and/or first-generation or disabled students per year to navigate (or persist) through, and graduate from, one of UAA's rigorous degree programs by providing an interconnected series of academic support services (academic skill development opportunities, professional and peer tutoring to master course content, and individual and group academic mentoring to build confidence). In this way, we help to navigate our students through to graduation. There is no cost for eligible students accepted into the program. We are located at 4500 Diplomacy Drive in Suite 105. 

Currently, there are over 800 SSS programs across the nation. Although each program differs in culture, we all share the same purpose: to retain and graduate the students we serve.



  • Academic Mentoring Support.
  • Assessment Testing: Accuplacer, Learning Styles and Strengths Quest Inventories.
  • Assistance with Degree Planning and Academic Mapping.
  • Bridging Program/Mentoring: Orientation to UAA and the College Experience.
  • College Survival Skills Instruction (3 Credits): Formal instruction on keys to successful college learning and degree completion.
  • Community and Campus Cultural Events: SSS Club, Cultural Expose's, Performing Art Culture Exposure, and Welcome Gatherings.
  • Financial Aid Assistance: Help completing the FAFSA, scholarship essay and referral assistance, tuition waivers, and Financial Literacy 101 Instruction.
  • Notification Services: email, text, and mobile phone announcements and campus alerts via School Messenger.
  • Skill Development Workshops: Financial Literacy and Resume Development.
  • Tutorial Assistance: Smarthinking On-line tutoring, individualized tutoring, and referral to campus/departmental tutoring. 



We are located at 1901 Bragaw Street, Suite 120. Our Main Number is (907) 786.1380 / Fax: (907) 786.1383 / Email: UAA_sss@uaa.alaska.edu

Connie Carlisle
Student Success Coordinator
Phone: 786.4099 / Email: chcarlisle@uaa.alaska.edu

Tania Rowe
Office Manager
Phone: 786.1380 / Email: tlrowe@uaa.alaska.edu