Student Support Services is an educational opportunity program federally funded at Voorhees since 1997, by the U.S. Department of Education to help its 175+ participants successfully pursue a college education and housed under the Academic Affairs Division.

Our goal is to provide services that promote retention, matriculation, graduation and graduate and professional program enrollment among our participants who are traditional and non-traditional students who need academic support to achieve their goal of graduating from college.


Close working relationships with appropriate on and off campus services have been instrumental in our SSSP endeavors for achieving our goals and objectives in assisting our participants in their efforts of success.

Student Support Services Program and Personnel Mailing Address:
Voorhees College
Box 678
Denmark, South Carolina 29042

Who Can Participate In SSSP?

To be eligible for the TRIO: SSS Program, a traditional or non-traditional student must 

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  2. Need academic support to achieve a goal of graduating from college; 
  3. Be enrolled full-time at Voorhees College; and 
  4. Meet U.S. Department of Education guidelines, which includes at least one of the following requirements:
  • First-generation college student if neither parent graduated from college with a baccalaureate degree.
  • Have a physical or learning disability that requires accommodations to the learning environment
  • Family meets established income criteria   

If you meet the above criteria and would like to become a member of our program – click on this link to complete an application

Apply Here

SSSP services are designed to help—

  • Increase academic performance
  • Decrease the drop-out rate
  • Increase the graduation rate
  • Increase graduate and professional school attendance
  • Maximize the College experience

The Staff has high expectations for how our members should conduct themselves:


  • Always attend your first class.  The first class provides you with an understanding of how the course is organized and what is expected from you.  Purchase your textbooks the first week of class.  Learn your professors’ names.
  • Attend all of your classes.  You have to be there to get the information and the classroom provides the opportunity to expand material from a textbook and supplement the text with different materials and points of view.  
  • Always arrive to class a few minutes early in order to review your notes and reading assignments in preparation for the class.  As such, you will be mentally alert and well prepared to participate in the class.  The better prepared you are for class, the better your notes!  The less prepared you are, the less chance you have for taking good notes.
  • Respect yourself, others and your professors.  Do not purposely try to intimidate/humiliate/embarrass/harass others or the professors, you will only hurt yourself in the end!
  • Sit close to the front of the room, especially in a large classroom.  You will be able to hear clearly, copy off the chalkboard and eliminate distractions between you and the professor.  The closer you are, the better your ability to concentrate.

The Staff has high expectations for how our members should conduct themselves: 


  • Choose your friends carefully
  • Respect others and respect your roommates’ belongings, they are not yours.
  • Settle conflicts peacefully. College staff is available for assistance in resolving conflicts.
  • Respect others’ rights to read, study and sleep free from undue interference.  Unreasonable noise and other distractions inhibit the exercise of this right.
  • Respect the personal privacy of others.  Stay out of other persons’ affairs and take good care of your own.
  • No one has the right to intimidate or cause physical or emotional harm to another.
  • It is everyone’s responsibility to keep buildings clean, even yours.  Do not throw waste down anywhere.
  • Remember that telephones in the dormitories need to be shared.
  • That while the College provides a staff to teach you how to solve your problems, it is your responsibility to solve them.  
  • Keep your room key in your possession and your door locked at all times, even when you go to the bathroom.   
  • Friends and members of the family are often significant personal resources available to students and working adults.  Enlist their support in developing the learning skills necessary to succeed in the classroom and on the job.
  • Make it a habit of not using profanity.  It is said that a person who uses profanity, has a limited vocabulary!


• Brown, MaShayla • Buxton, Tatyana • Campbell, Tisa  • Fairey, DeAntonio • Frank, Melanie • Frederick, Ivori  • Fulwood, Keon • Haymon, Jamale • Hill, Jaylen  • Irons, Latriaya • James, Aquilar • McCormick, Megan  • Morel, Jesus • Nelson, Iesha • Pickney, Chasity  • Polite, Oscar • Owsley, Sean, Jr. • Roberts, Kiara  • Ross, Branielus • Sherman, Byron • Smith, Harvey  • Smith, Shawn • Spann, Tyrah • Walker, Shavondiya  • Watson, Akacia • Wiggins, Nicholas • Williamson, Briana  • Young, Malachi

To complete the SSSP APPLICATION

Please click on this link

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