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Student Services


Let us help you be successful in college.

Learn more about us: Student Support Services Information Sheet.


The mission of Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s SSS office is to aid first-generation, low-income students and students with disabilities to become successful in college. We help them remain in good academic standing, to graduate with a degree, and to consider attending graduate school. Our purpose comes from the belief that when at-risk students are provided with extra support, resources, and information, they will have a greater chance of completing their degrees. To achieve this aim, the SSS staff, project advisors, and student coaches teach professional behavior, mentor students on an individual basis, and provide workshops to help them achieve their life goals. In all, we provide a holistic program that customizes services to address the academic and non-academic needs of participants at every level of the college experience. 


Tosh Miller
Tosh Miller

Student Support Services Director
Ryerson Hall 105, Northwestern – Alva
(580) 327-8119

Sarah Fletcher
Sarah Fletcher
Project Advisor
Ryerson Hall 106, Northwestern – Alva
(580) 327-8145

Adriana Guel
Adriana Guel
Project Advisor
Ryerson Hall 107, Northwestern – Alva
(580) 327-8144

Andrea Lauderdale
Andrea Lauderdale 
Administrative Assistant
Ryerson Hall 108, Northwestern – Alva
(580) 327-8120



You must be a US citizen(or eligible non-citizen) in need of academic support and you must meet one or more following requirements: 

  • First generation college student (neither parent has completed a four-year college degree) 
  • Income eligible
  • Documented disability




  • Academic advising
  • Goal-setting and life-skills
  • Graduate school planning and preparation
  • Tutoring


  • Financial and economic literacy
  • Financial aid and scholarship information
  • Identification of alternative financial aid sources
  • Assistance in completing financial aid applications


  • Academic and university assistance
  • Graduation preparation
  • Referrals to campus and community resources


  • Career exploration and planning
  • Study skills planning
  • Goal-setting exercises
  • Stress-management

Social and Cultural

  • Museum tours
  • Cultural experiences
  • Graduate school visits


Application documents available here:

These can be completed on your computer. We take special care to protect your confidential information.

Email the completed documents to trio-sss@nwosu.edu.


FA2023 SSS Meet the Coaches FlyerSSS First FA2023 Workshop- Time Mgmt
2nd SSS Workshop Flyer for FA2023 for Budgeting3rd SSS Workshop for FA2023- Test Prep
4th SSS Workshop for FA2023- Study SkillsSSS FA2023 Group Study Sessions Flyer
SSS Ushine Flyer for FA2023

Spring 2023


Student Support Services is funded 100% annually through the U.S. Department of Education.



Peer Mentors

Meet Our SSS Peer Mentors

These mentors are upperclass students who are here to help with many differnent matters such as academics, financials, and resources along with the project advisor. These individuals are also SSS students and are here to be a strong support system as you pursue your goals. 

Derrick Galindo
Derrick Galindo, Sophomore
Mass Communication Major

Hayleigh Phillips

Hayleigh Phillips, Sophomore
Business Major

Jerika SSS Coach Pic
Jerika Coon, Senior
Elementary Education Major

Salat SSS Student Coach Pic
Salat Ibrahim, Senior
Special Education Major

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700

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Mission Statement

Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.

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