COE Annual Policy Seminar

Each year a group of Arkansas TRIO professionals join with other professionals from the TRIO and GEAR UP communities at the Annual Policy Seminar to educate Members of Congress, congressional staff, and the Administration about the history and success of TRIO and GEAR UP.  This event gives participants a chance to represent the interests of low-income and first-generation students and veterans, adult learners, and students with disabilities in the policy arena.  View more information about the upcoming 37th Annual Policy Seminar.

AASAP has a limited amount of funding available to assist in sending members to the 2107 Annual Policy Seminar.  If you are interested in applying for a 2017 Policy Stipend, please complete this form by January 31, 2017.  The AASAP Board will review requests and notify selected applicants of award amounts.

2017 Policy Stipend Request

Are you a true TRIO Advocate?  

Take this assessment to measure your "TRIO AQ" (Advocacy Quotient).  True TRIO Advocacy often requires your time, money, action or all of the above.  Organization and motivation are key to the success and future of TRIO.  Download and take the AQ Assessment and see how you're doing as an individual.  Or furthermore, utilize as a staff training opportunity to see how you're doing as a program, department or institution.  Source: The AQ Assessment provided courtesy of the Talent Search Programs at the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville.

Click on the following links for advocacy info:

May 12, 2017 - Arkansas TRIO Fact Book 2017

December 7, 2016 - ATU Upward Bound Video

December 6, 2016 -  SWASAP ELI Alumni Handout  &  Video

March 10, 2016 - 2016 Arkansas Policy Report

April 13, 2015 - 2015 Arkansas Policy Report

March 25, 2014 - UA Official Urges Congress to Boost TRIO Funding

Summer 2013 - Dr. Jerry Thomas Mentors Many To Become Lifelong Learners

What is TRIO?  And how can TRIO help you?  Want to join the #TRIONATION (YouTube Video)

SSS at Southern Arkansas University (YouTube Video)

In 2012, The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) celebrated 30 years of fighting for college opportunity and access. This video features key moments from COE's 30th Annual Conference "America's Future: The Role of Education in our National Security."